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Matthew Freeman is a Brooklyn based playwright with a BFA from Emerson College. His plays include THE DEATH OF KING ARTHUR, REASONS FOR MOVING, THE GREAT ESCAPE, THE AMERICANS, THE WHITE SWALLOW, AN INTERVIEW WITH THE AUTHOR, THE MOST WONDERFUL LOVE, WHEN IS A CLOCK, GLEE CLUB, THAT OLD SOFT SHOE and BRANDYWINE DISTILLERY FIRE. He served as Assistant Producer and Senior Writer for the live webcast from Times Square on New Year's Eve 2010-2012. As a freelance writer, he has contributed to Gamespy, Premiere, Complex Magazine, Maxim Online, and MTV Magazine. His plays have been published by Playscripts, Inc., New York Theatre Experience, and Samuel French.

Thursday, October 02, 2008

NOWADAYS at the Metropolitan Playhouse

Pictured are Frank Anderson, Lisa Riegel
photo by Josie Robertson

Trumbull, here, sticking up Freeman's blog again and taking my share of riches.  Just wanted to say that I'm in this play over at the Metropolitan Playhouse in the East Village, called NOWADAYS.  Written by George Middleton in 1913, it is a comedy that, beyond its suffragist sentiments that seemed quite shocking 7 years before women got the vote, examines the rigidity of social expectations, parental support, and the power of the lender over the borrower.  It's very funny and tender.  I play a dapper cad.  Such a stretch.  Whew.

There are two more preview shows, tonight and Friday night at 8 pm.  Official opening is Saturday at 8. 

Oh, and if you DVR the VP debate tonight and join us for theatrical delights, we'll show our appreciation with a 2-for-1 deal at the box office.  

If you haven't been to the Metropolitan Playhouse, it's really quite a lovely and intimate theatre.  Anywhere you sit, you will practically be in the living room with us.  The cast is excellent...Freemanphiles will recognize Frank Anderson (pictured above) from "The Most Wonderful Love".  

Frank Anderson
Linda Blackstock
Jamie Dunn
Michael Hardart
Amanda Jones
Lisa Riegel
George Taylor
Matthew Trumbull

Shows are Thursday-Sunday through the month of October.  Click on the link above for the full schedule. And see you there!

--Matthew Trumbull


David D. said...

Well, to be fair, "Dapper" should take all your powers and all your skills.

David Johnston said...

OK, I have to see this! Frank Anderson, Lisa Riegel and ...oh ...wait... Trumbull. Hmmm. Gotta watch the debates.

TD said...

Lisa was the lead in PB&J last year. She is FANTASTIC.

I can't wait to see this!