"The Metromaniacs" by David Ives

  • Dates: 9/13/2019, 9/14/2019, 9/15/2019, 9/20/2019, 9/21/2019, 9/22/2019, 9/27/2019, 9/28/2019, 9/29/2019
  • Presenting Organization: Honest Pint Theatre Company
  • Venue: North Raleigh Arts & Creative Theatre
  • Location: North Raleigh
  • Address: 7713-51 Lead Mine Rd., Raleigh, NC 27615
  • Times: Fri. & Sat. 8pm; Sun. 3pm
  • Admission: $22 general admission. $20 students/seniors/military/teachers

About

It’s springtime in Paris, 1738. Metromania, the poetry craze, is all the rage. Damis, a young, would-be poet with a serious case of verse-mania falls for a mysterious poetess from Breton. She turns out to be none other than a wealthy gentleman with a touch of the mania himself—looking to unload his sexy but dimwitted daughter—who also just happens to be cuckoo for couplets. Soon scheming servants, verbal acrobatics and mistaken identities launch a breathless series of twists and turns in this breezy “translaptation” of a rediscovered French farce by comedic master David Ives (The Liar, Venus in Fur, All in the Timing).