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The Metal Children Tickets

Vineyard Theatre

An unforgettable and timely drama about a New York writer’s explosive encounter with a small American town when he arrives there to defend one of his young adult novels, which had been banned by the local school board.

This show is closed.

Performances ended on Jun. 13, 2010.

Vineyard Theatre

108 East 15th Street
New York, NY 10003

Previews May 4, 2010
Opening May 19, 2010
Closing Jun 13, 2010

Story

What Is the Story of The Metal Children?
As this new play begins, young-adult novelist Tobin Falmouth (Billy Crudup) is being pressured to appear at a town meeting “in the American heartland” on behalf of his book The Metal Children. Because of complaints from a local church, the novel has been removed from the classroom and all copies placed in a locked vault. This act of censorship comes at a bad time for Tobin, who has recently separated from his wife and is clearly depressed. When he arrives in the small town, he’s faced with a fawning English teacher, a teen girl “groupie,” up-in-arms church members, potentially violent protestors and an unsympathetic school-board head. Can a single book really generate this much heat?

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