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November 22, 2016 – December 11, 2016


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Whatever happened to your high school ‘queen’?

Everyone wonders what happened to Jen Nash, Kingston High’s beautiful May Queen of ‘99. When she suddenly resurfaces back in town as a temp things are a far cry from what anyone imagined. It’s a mixed up mash-up when an unexpected high school reunion meets the hilarity of The Office!


“an inspired tragicomedy…crackling with humor and raw emotions”
The Huffington Post

Co-Produced by Rivers Agency rivers2


This new comedy can be enjoyed by everyone who ever went to high school or who’s ever worked in an office! Contains some adult themes and language and is recommended for audiences 14 and older.


1 Hours and 40 Minutes. There will be no intermission.


New Delhi: Members of Asmita Theatre group stage a street play during a demonstration to press for the rights of acid attack victims at Jantar Mantar in New Delhi, on Dec 12, 2014. (Photo: Sunil Majumdar/IANS)
Dec 1 2016

Indian Theatre: Alive and Kicking

Actor Rishan Dhamija, hailing from New Delhi, India, is used to the stage, but he isn’t so used to the audience. “That’s what was surprising when I came here,” he says. He took one look at the audience and thought to himself, “Man! Young people don’t go?!"

Nov 23 2016

Meet the Characters of The May Queen

It’s the dreariest time of year and we find ourselves in Kingston, NY at a boutique insurance company called The Vallor Group. By boutique we really mean small, recessed, tragically out-of-date, and failing to thrive. Meet the colorful employees of the most recessed corner of them all.

May Queen and her court around may pole on May Day
Nov 16 2016

What is a "May Queen"?

With the upcoming premiere of Molly Smith Metzler’s The May Queen here at PlayMakers, many people are wondering—what exactly IS a “May Queen”?

Nov 4 2016

Unforgettable: The Lasting Impact of our Teen Years

"When you get to be our age," the late novelist Kurt Vonnegut once noted, "you all of a sudden realize that you are being ruled by people you went to high school with. You all of a sudden catch on that life is nothing but high school - class officers, cheerleaders, and all." Is it true? Are we doomed to live the lives we created for ourselves in high school?

Nov 4 2016

Molly Smith Metzler Interview

The following is the transcript of an interview with playwright Molly Smith Metzler about writing The May Queen.


The May Queen at PlayMakers Repertory Company
By Garrett Southerland
Talkin’ Broadway
December 1, 2016

‘May Queen’ mixes drama with sitcom-like jokes
By Roy C. Dicks
The News & Observer
November 29, 2016


News Around Town: “Planting Hope,” “May Queen” (Audio)
By Aaron Keck
December 6, 2016

The director of The May Queen gives us a behind the scenes look of PlayMakers Repertory Company’s newest production (VIDEO)
By Mark Goldbach and Trisha Bonthu
The Daily Tar Heel
November 30, 2016

Editor’s Pick: PlayMakers to present ‘May Queen’
The Herald Sun
November 24, 2016

In The May Queen at PlayMakers Rep, Playwright Molly Smith Metzler Speaks with a Singularly Funny, Very Human Voice
By Robert W. McDowell
Triangle Arts & Entertainment
November 22, 2016