Season Subscriptions for MET’s MainStage Series are flexible and affordable ways to save money while supporting Maryland Ensemble Theatre. Your purchase lets you choose seats and dates before the general public. Plan a season full of date nights, girlfriend gatherings, and family time in one easy step.
Pick your own seats and dates with free ticket exchanges for no extra cost or hassle to you!
Each Season Subscription includes SIX MainStage productions, one Fun Company and one MET Comedy Night production, a “Bring a Friend Pass,” invitations to our special events: AND for those times when you need extra tickets to any show at MET, you receive 10% savings on general public prices for any MET produced show (rentals excluded).
Season Ticket Price Per Person: $125
Under 25/Over 65/Military Pricing: $115
Each Flex Pass includes SIX MainStage tickets to be used in whatever way the pass holder would like – all for one show or mixed up between shows.
Flex Pass Price: $132
BY LYNN NOTTAGE
DIRECTED BY GENÉ FOUCHÉ
SEPTEMBER 6 – SEPTEMBER 29
Preview September 5
ASL interpreted show September 13
“The first theatrical landmark of the Trump era.”
The New Yorker
ABOUT THIS SHOW
In the struggling Rust Belt city of Reading, Pennsylvania, a bar becomes a battleground for race, class, family and friendship. Cynthia, Tracey, and Jessie are a group of friends with a shared history working together on the factory line. But as economic upheaval and picket lines begin to strike their lives, they find themselves pitted against each other in a desperate fight to protect their livelihood and stay afloat. For mature audiences only.
Individual tickets on sale August 1.
CIRCLE MIRROR TRANSFORMATION
BY ANNIE BAKER
DIRECTED BY RAY HATCH
OCTOBER 18 – NOVEMBER 10
Preview October 17
ASL interpreted show October 25
“Absorbing, unblinking, and sharply funny.”
A collection of quirky Vermont locals enroll in Marty’s “Adult Creative Drama” class; including James, Marty’s apprehensive husband; Theresa, a darling former actress from New York; Lauren, an awkward high school junior and Schultz, a vulnerable and recently divorced carpenter. These once-strangers begin to know each other far more intimately than expected as they traverse along Marty’s seemingly silly theater games and exercises. The group finds itself thrust into real-life love triangles, family troubles, confessions and unexpected transformations.
BY REED MARTIN AND AUSTIN TICHENOR
DIRECTED BY LYNN SHARP SPEARS
DECEMBER 6 – DECEMBER 29
Preview December 5
ASL interpreted show December 13
“Agile and quick witted … there’s no denying their ingenuity when it comes to grabbing comedy out of thin air.”
‘Tis the season for the Annual Holiday Variety Show and Christmas Pageant at St. Everybody’s Non-Denominational Universalist Church! But what’s this? None of the acts scheduled have arrived?!? Don’t cancel Christmas just yet. Three brave church members are pressed into service to perform the entire show by themselves. Festive, funny, and physical, this delightfully twisted and unhinged trip through our favorite holiday traditions will ensure an experience like no other. Packed with more than enough laughs to stuff a stocking!
BY JOSHUA HARMAN
DIRECTED BY PETER WRAY
FEBRUARY 7 – MARCH 8
Preview February 6
ASL interpreted show February 14
“Astonishing and daring. An extraordinarily useful and excruciating satire – of the left, by the left, for the left – for today.”
From the writer of Bad Jews comes Admissions, a biting and hilarious look at privilege and power in higher education. Bill and Sherri are publicly progressive in their high-level positions at a New Hampshire boarding school, but those values are challenged when their son’s dream of going to an Ivy League school is jeopardized. For mature audiences only.
BY TONY KUSHNER
DIRECTED BY TAD JANES
APRIL 3 – APRIL 26
Preview April 2
ASL interpreted show April 10
“Mr. Kushner has written the most thrilling American play in years.”
Winner of Tony and Pulitzer prizes, The Great Work comes to Frederick! Angels in America, Part 1: Millennium Approaches is set in 1985 New York City. Prior and Louis are a young gay couple devastated by the news that Prior has AIDS. Meanwhile, Mormon lawyer Joe is offered a promotion by his boss, the infamous Roy Cohn, all the while keeping a secret from his wife, Harper. Prepare for the hilarious, the tragic, and the supernatural. For mature audiences only.
BY MATTHEW LOPEZ
DIRECTED BY JULIE HERBER
MAY 22 – JUNE 14
Pay-What-You-Will Preview May 21
ASL interpreted show May 29
“This play is stomp-your-feet, snap-your-fingers, clap-your-hands, singalong joy.”
The Philidelphia Inquirer
Casey is barely making ends meet as an Elvis impersonator at a Florida bar when management fires him and replaces him with a drag show. With rent (and a baby!) due, he must let go of “The King” and find his inner “Queen”. The Legend of Georgia McBride is a comedy filled with one-liners, touching family moments, and killer dance moves. For mature audiences only.