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Simon comedy, 'Drowsy Chaperone' among new Metropolis shows

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  • The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights starts its new theater season this summer with "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."

       The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights starts its new theater season this summer with "Laughter on the 23rd Floor."
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The Metropolis Performing Arts Centre in Arlington Heights has announced its 2014-15 theater season, which features two classic comedies, a thriller, a one-man show and a big Broadway musical.

• "Laughter on the 23rd Floor" (July 10 to Aug. 17): Neil Simon's 1993 Broadway comedy centers on a team of comedy writers in the early 1950s working on a live Sid Caesar-type sketch TV show.

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• "Dial M for Murder" (Sept. 18 to Oct. 19): Playwright Frederick Knott, best known for the 1966 thriller "Wait Until Dark," had a major success in 1952 with this murder mystery that was later adapted for film by Alfred Hitchcock in 1954.

• "Private Lives" (Jan. 15 to Feb. 15): Noel Coward's classic 1930 British comedy involves a divorced husband and wife who meet again on adjoining hotel balconies during their honeymoons to new partners.

• "An Evening with C.S. Lewis" (March 3 to April 18): The one-man show by David Payne depicts the famed author of "The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe" sharing anecdotes about his life and work.

• "The Drowsy Chaperone" (May 14 to June 14): The five-time Tony Award-winning musical comedy from 2006 is about a homebound theater lover who conjures up a simplistic 1920s Broadway show from his dingy apartment.

To purchase season tickets, call (847) 577-2121 or visit metropolisarts.com for more information.

-- Scott C. Morgan

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