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Set in a futuristic dystopia divided into two distinct and separate classes – the thinkers – “Metropolis” describes a society where the“New World Order” has already taken been implemented and a select elite live in luxury while a dehumanized mass work and live in a highly monitored hell.
Based on the 1927 spectacular science fiction film directed by Fritz Lang, our take on “Metropolis” involves a recently-elected fascist/tyrant whose rule threatens the peace and integrity of the great city of Metropolis. It’s a futuristic nightmare of nationalism, bureaucracy and censorship that’s part “1984,” part “Brazil,” and part Pink Floyd/Talking Heads/David Bowie.
Metropolis” is one of the most influential movies ever made and grows increasingly relevant in our present-day culture. Not only did many of its technological and political predictions came true, but its visionary production design featuring a fantastically-imagined future of towering buildings and industrial machines has influenced generations of artists and architects.
The SCTG has reconsidered “Metropolis” as an ensemble production, featuring many equally substantive roles. Our remarkable art director, Marcelle Gravelle (Cirque du Soleil), returns to the bring her dazzling vision to this epic SCTG production.
“Metropolis” is co-written by SCTG student Ida Allen-Auerbach and Broderick Miller who also directed.