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The Metromaniacs

January 30 - March 06

Donald and Darlene Shiley Stage
Old Globe Theatre
Conrad Prebys Theatre Center

The Metromaniacs


In 18th-century Paris, poets are the rock stars of the day, and young people like Damis have gone métromanie—crazy for poetry. Damis has a serious case of verse-mania, so much so that he falls in love with his favorite poetess, not knowing that his idol is actually a middle-aged gentleman writing under a pen name! Soon we’re off and running in a breathless series of complications, plot twists, and mistaken identities that The Washington Post calls “a marvel of old and new, with punchlines that glisten with classical flair and contemporary savvy!” The Metromaniacs is a true find: one of the nation’s most exciting new plays, in its original production, directed by the legendary Michael Kahn.

Running time: One Hour, forty-five minutes. There is one intermission.

Conrad Prebys and Debra Turner, HM Electronics, Inc., and Globe Guilders

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Running Time:

One Hour, forty-five minutes. There is one intermission.

Cast and Creative



David Ives
Adapted from
Alexis Piron’s La Métromanie
Michael Kahn
Presented in Association with
Shakespeare Theatre Company
Scenic Design
James Noone
Costume Design
Murell Horton
Lighting Design
Mark McCullough
Sound Design
Matt Tierney
Original Music
Adam Wernick
Casting Director
Laura Stanczyk, CSA
Additional Casting
Carter C. Wooddell
Production Stage Manager
Jess Slocum


CRITICS CHOICE "Entertaining — absurdly fun!" —The San Diego Union-Tribune