A.A. MILNE MEETS JANE AUSTEN! JONATHAN BANK Artistic Director Presents
SPECIAL POST SHOW EVENTS:
Please show your support for the Mint and join us for a very special benefit reading of:
SATURDAY, JUNE 7TH (following the matinee) Artistic director Jonathan Bank, director Martin Platt and dialect coach Amy Stoller will take your questions.
TUESDAY, JUNE 10TH
A.A. Milne’s dramatization of Pride and Prejudice
Artistic director Jonathan Bank and the Cast will take your questions.
Featuring: The wit and wisdom of Jane Austen. The warmth and whimsy of A.A. Milne all brought to life by an “All-Star” Cast.
One performance only on Monday June 16th, 7:00 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher St.
D.H. LAWRENCE Directed by MARTIN L. PLATT With
MIKEL SARAH LAMBERT JODIE LYNNE MCCLINTOCK ANGELA REED PETER RUSSO GARETH SAXE
Tickets: $150 for front seating and an invitation to a special reception. $75 Orchestra seating $40 Balcony seating Your donation is tax deductible to the fullest extent allowed by law.
Returning to the Mint this fall:
SUNDAY, JUNE 22ND (following the matinee) Dr. Shirley Glass, psychologist, leading specialist on relationships and the author of Not Just Friends will offer marriage counseling to the characters from The Daughterin-Law and speak about her book and her work as well as take your questions.
“One of the twentieth century’s greatest plays and a masterpiece by any standard.” -John Simon, NY Magazine
Call 212-315-0231 or visit our website: www.minttheater.org
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Set Design: BILL CLARKE Lighting Design: JEFF NELLIS Costume Design: HOLLY POE DURBIN Properties Specialist: JUDI GURALNICK Dialect Coach: AMY STOLLER Production Stage Manager: SAMONE B. WEISSMAN Assistant Stage Manager: NAME HERE Press Representative: DAVID GERSTEN & ASSOCIATES Graphic Design: JUDE DVORAK
SATURDAY, JUNE 14TH (following the matinee) Dr. Eleanor Green, President-elect of the D.H. Lawrence Society, North America will speak about Lawrence and take your questions.
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Performance times: Tues., Wed. & Thurs. at 7:00 PM; Fri. & Sat. at 8:00 PM; Sat. & Sun. at 2:00 PM. With two additional Sunday evening performances at 7:00 PM on June 8th and June 15th.
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• $19.00 for performances: June 7th – June 22nd • $30 for performances: June 24th – July 13th Mention code t o D I L 3 0 to receive your discount. Full-price tickets $40
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- Michael Billington,The Guardian
By D.H. Lawrence
By “A bonafide neglected masterpiece.” -The Spectator “One of the best plays of the 20th century.” -The Tribune “This is an enormously rewarding play.” -The Daily Telegraph “A right, rare treat.” -The Evening Standard
Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see
Mint Theater Company, “that truffle hound of half-buried treasures from the past,” has a celebrated reputation for excavating such worthy but neglected treasures as Arthur Schnitzler’s Far and Wide and Granville Barker’s The Voysey Inheritance. This June, join discerning theatergoers for novelist D.H. Lawrence’s powerful 1913 play, presented by the awardwinning Mint Theater - New York’s Premier Theatrical Restoration Company.
“one of the best plays of the 20th century.” - The Tribune
“I never even knew that D.H. Lawrence wrote plays!”
conflict when it is discovered that Luther, before his marriage, has made another woman pregnant.
That’s why the Mint is here—to introduce you to the greatest plays you’ve never heard of. Beginning on June 7th, we will be presenting Lawrence’s remarkable domestic drama for a limited run. Our last production (Far and Wide) was a complete sell-out, so order your tickets now or you may miss out!
“ A bonafide neglected masterpiece.”
SPECIAL OFFER TICKETS ONLY $19 to $30!
The Daughter-in-Law was unknown to all but the most diligent of scholars until 1965, when a complete edition of Lawrence’s plays was issued for the first time. A few years later The Royal Court produced three of his plays, including the world premiere of The Daughter-in-Law. There have been subsequent British productions, but Lawrence the playwright is virtually unknown in the United States. The most recent London production was in the fall of 2002 at the Young Vic and the critical reception was fervent: “This isn’t just a good drama, it is a great one,” writes Michael Wright in The Sunday Times, “one that turns the intimate domestic world of a Nottinghampshire mining family inside out, and reveals—behind the coal dust and the lust—the fragile beating of the human heart.” Michael Billington of The Guardian found the play “quite extraordinary; it is one of the great British dramas of the 20th century. What makes this an exceptional play,” Billington states, “is the effortless way Lawrence combines domestic with social, economic and political realism.” Toby Young, writing in The Spectator, calls the play “a bonafide neglected masterpiece” and Alexs Sierz of The Tribune seconds this opinion, pronouncing The Daughter-in-Law “one of the best plays of the 20th century.” The Daughter-in-Law was written in 1911, when Lawrence was still a schoolteacher in Croydon. Set against the background of a pit strike, it tells the story of Luther Gascoigne, a young miner, and his newly wed wife Minnie, a former governess. The tensions and misunderstandings they suffer as a result of their different backgrounds are exacerbated by the powerful influence of Luther’s mother, and brought to open
The tone is highly naturalistic, the speech idiomatic and colorful, full of vitality, passion, and humor. In style and substance, Lawrence was far ahead of his own time, and there is uncanny modernity of the play’s themes, particularly those which examine the politics of sexual relationships, and bitter industrial strife. In his book Changing Stages; Richard Eyre calls The Daughter-in-Law a “blinding masterpiece.” In a recent article he elaborated: “The Daughter-in-Law isn’t the work of a novelist idly and patronizingly turning his hand to playwrighting; it is immensely skilled...Lawrence has a concern that is very rare in playwrights: a love of the physical, the way that men and women use their bodies to work, wash, eat, touch or avoid each other.” “One can readily understand why managements rejected it in 1913,” writes Charles Spencer in the Daily Telegraph, “for its authentic, deeply felt unpatronising portrait of working-class life would have been almost inconceivable on the snobbish, strait-laced stages of the day.” Lawrence was frustrated by his inability to find a producer willing to take a chance on him. “I believe that just as an audience was found in Russia for Chekhov, so an audience might be found in England for some of my stuff, if there were a man to whip ‘em in. It’s the producer that is lacking, not the audience.” Mint Theater Company is just the producer that Lawrence was lacking, and we are thrilled to bring you this powerful drama for a limited run beginning June 7th. Don’t miss out on “one of the best plays of the 20th century.”
Quite extraordinary; it is one of the great British dramas of the 20th century.
David Herbert Lawrence was born in 1885 in Eastwood, Nottinghamshire. He is best known as the author of Sons and Lovers, The Rainbow, Women in Love and the notorious Lady Chatterley’s Lover, which was considered to be obscene and widely banned; remarkably, the novel was not legally available in England until 1960. Many of Lawrence’s works, including The Daughter-in-Law, are set in the Eastwood of his childhood, where he grew up the third son of a coal miner. “Even more than in the case of other intensely autobiographical authors,” writes biographer Harry T. Moore, “Lawrence's life helps to illuminate his writings.” Lawrence’s most widely read novel, Sons and Lovers is an autobiographical account of his youth and was written at the same time as The Daughter-in-Law, which also plumbs the conflict between mother and lover. D. H. Lawrence was a brilliant and often difficult man. Few modern writers have been as strikingly original or as controversial. Few have inspired such passionate admiration and such committed opposition. Lawrence is the author of eight full-length plays, none of which he ever saw on stage in his lifetime. The Daughter-in-Law, arguably Lawrence’s best play, was available in print for the first time in 1965. In 1968, The Royal Court produced The Daughterin-Law along with The Widowing of Mrs. Holroyd and A Collier’s Friday Night, all under the direction of Peter Gill, and the process of establishing Lawrence’s reputation as a great playwright was begun, nearly forty years after his death. Over the last three and a half decades that reputation has grown, and appreciation for Lawrence’s gifts as a dramatist is now undeniable.
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