The Metropolitan Playhouse explores American identity as seen through our country's theatrical and literary heritage. The Playhouse produces revivals of American plays and new plays inspired by American culture and history. Theater articulates the character and aspirations of its time. By delving into America's theatrical legacy, we better understand what has defined and still defines our culture. Metropolitan brings artistic visions from our shared history to life by producing lesser known plays from the past, adaptations of American prose and poetry, and new works touching on American historical themes and subjects.