Reviewed and recorded by Tracey Paleo, Gia On The Move

The art of love…

has not been forgotten in David Ives’ period-ish comedy about people who are nuts about poetry.   Ives’ play, THE METROMANIANCS, written in rhyming couplets, is a delightfully uproarious romp into the high style of comic poetic verse.


As an ensemble, the entire cast of @TheatreForty ’s THE METROMANICS really puts on a first-rate show of bravado and language. #theater #theatre #review @giamedia3 #LADCC #comedy

Written by David Ives

English language adaptation: Alex Piron

Direction: Marjorie Hayes

Cast (in alphabetical order): Alec Anderson Carrasco, John Combs, Mandy Fason, Michael Lanham, Hisato Masuyama, Josephine Nunez and David Hunt Stafford.

 Set design: Jeff G. Rack

Costume design: Michèle Young

WHAT: The Metromaniacs. A comedy. Los Angeles Premiere engagement.

WHO: Written by David Ives. Based on La Metromanie by Alexis Piron. Directed by Marjorie Hayes. Produced by David Hunt Stafford for Theatre Forty.

WHERE: Theatre 40, in the Reuben Cordova Theatre, 241 S. Moreno Dr., Beverly Hills, CA 90212. The venue is on the campus of Beverly Hills High School. Free parking is available in the parking lot beneath the theatre. To access parking, enter through the driveway at the intersection of Durant and Moreno Drives.

WHEN: July 21-August 21, 2022. Thursdays through Saturdays at 8:00 p.m., Sunday matinees at 2:00 p.m.



Photo above by Michèle Young: Hisato Masuyama, Alec Anderson Carrasco, Jeremy Schaye, David Hunt Stafford, Josephine Núñez, John Wallace Combs, Mandy Fason

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