Alex Roe, Kendall Rileigh, Cliff Miller, Perri Yaniv, and Lorinne Lampert of “Injunction Granted”

Metropolitan Playhouse presents Injunction Granted, a living newspaperIt would be easy to say, “this play is important to your understanding of U.S. theatre history, and therefore you should see it”—but that sounds lame and boring.

And Metropolitan Playhouse‘s production of the Federal Theater Project’s Living Newspaper Unit‘s Injunction Granted is anything but.

Six actors take on a script originally performed by a cast of a whole lot more than that, built from primary sources to give the history of the struggle between labor and capital in the U.S. up to 1936…all while making it relevant to the U.S. of 2015.

It’s a neat trick, and great fun. And there’s a lot of hats.

Listen in as director/performer Alex Roe and actors Kendall Rileigh, Cliff Miller, Perri Yaniv, and Lorinne Lampert discuss creating your production like a sculpture, making sense of dense legalese from the 1930s, the importance of unions today, and why it might be time for a fight again.

“…this play, by touching on all those issues so strongly, so very very clearly, and coming from 80 years ago, I think is incredibly refreshing. It gives us a chance to look at it, not through the headlines that we’re almost inured to now, but through a very unusual and unfamiliar history…as well as an unfamiliar staging technique that makes it seem new…”

Metropolitan Playhouse presents

Injunction Granted

written by the Editorial Board of the Living Newspaper
directed by Alex Roe

remaining performances:
Wednesday, June 24 at 3pm
Thursday, June 25 at 7:30pm
Friday, June 26 at 7:30pm
Saturday, June 27 at 3pm
Saturday, June 27 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 28 at 3pm

Metropolitan Playhouse
220 E. 4th Street
Manhattan

tickets: $20, available via BrownPaperTickets

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Metropolitan Playhouse presents Injunction Granted, a living newspaper, photo by Jacob J. Goldberg Photography Metropolitan Playhouse presents Injunction Granted, a living newspaper, photo by Jacob J. Goldberg Photography Metropolitan Playhouse presents Injunction Granted, a living newspaper, photo by Jacob J. Goldberg Photographyphotos by Jacob J. Goldberg Photography

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