Molly Smith Metzler (playwright) is the author of Cry it Out, Elemeno Pea, The May Queen, Carve, Close Up Space and Training Wisteria. She is a proud alumna of the Ars Nova Play Group, the Dorothy Strelsin New American Writers Group at Primary Stages and the Cherry Lane Mentor Project. In television, Metzler has written for Casual (Hulu), Orange Is the New Black (Netflix), Codes of Conduct (HBO), and is currently a writer/producer on Shameless (Showtime). She is also a screenwriter, currently adapting Ali Benjamin’s award-winning novel The Thing About Jellyfish into a film for OddLot Entertainment with Made Up Stories and Pacific Standard (Reese Witherspoon’s company). Metzler was educated at the State University of New York at Geneseo, Boston University, New York University’s Tisch School for the Arts and the Juilliard School. She lives in Los Angeles and Kingston, N.Y.
Who were you in high school? Were you a popular kid, a nerd, a jock or a prom queen? What “most likely to” superlative did you receive, and did you go on to become the person you aspired to be? Do references to high school just turn your stomach? And where are you now, years later?
The action of this comedy/drama takes place in the confines of a four-pod insurance office. Each of the five characters have secrets and issues and especially connections with each other, some of which they never knew. One by one, playwright Molly Smith Metzler peels back the layers of each character, as step by step the plot is revealed.
Challenging to describe, but easy to relate to, this play offers plenty of good fun and a whole lot to think about.
Featuring Emily Cornell, Vince Nance, Jennifer Parnell, Brett Maynard, and Christie Howe. Directed by Thomas Putnam.
The May Queen is Sponsored by
Elite Therapy of Mansfield/Chris Jones
Drs. Maria Cruz & Edgar Wong
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2022 Season Sponsor
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