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SURROUND EVENTS

COMING TO THE MINT IN FEBRUARY

Discussions last approximately 50 minutes and are open to the public free of charge.

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 8

THE FIFTH COLUMN

following the matinee

Jefferson Gattrall A discussion focused on the initial reaction to the play and the controversy surrounding its most shocking scene, which had to be altered before the play could finally be performed in Russia.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 9

BY ERNEST HEMINGWAY

following the matinee

Beginning February 26th 2008, Mint will present the long-delayed Premiere production of THE FIFTH COLUMN by Ernest Hemingway—not the dramatization of a novel or story—but a drama written for the stage by one of America’s most celebrated and important authors.

Director Martin Platt and members of the cast Adapter/Director Martin Platt will discuss his work on the play

Jo n a t h a n B a n k ARTISTIC DIRECTOR

and will take your questions.

Sherri Kotimsky

Hemingway wrote THE FIFTH COLUMN in 1937 when he was in Madrid working as a correspondent during the Spanish Civil War. “While I was writing the play the Hotel Florida, where we lived and worked, was struck by more than thirty high explosive shells,” Hemingway recounted in his introduction to the play when it was published the following year. “If it is a good play, perhaps those thirty shells helped write it.” The play revolves around the personal and political passions of Philip Rawlings, a counter-espionage agent living in the Hotel Florida and working for the Loyalist cause.

GENERAL MANAGER

SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 15

following the matinee

Professor Hilde Hoogenboom, SUNY Albany Dr. Hoogeboom’s discussion will focus on Tolstoy in the context of 19th century Russian intellectual history.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 16

following the matinee

“It was written to be produced,” he continued, “But one producer died after he had signed a contract to put it on and had gone to California to cast it. Another producer signed another contract and had trouble raising money. Reading it over I thought it read well, no matter how it might play and so decided to put it in with this book of stories [‘The First Forty-Nine Stories’ 1938]. “Later some one may want to produce it.”

Professor Maude Meisel, Pace University A discussion of THE POWER OF DARKNESS with Maude Meisel from Pace University.

THURSDAY, SEPTEMBER 2O

The Theatre Guild did mount a production in 1940, but the produced play was so significantly altered that it was billed as “Adapted by Benjamin Glazer from the published play by Ernest Hemingway.”

following the performance

Professor Daniel Gerould, CUNY Graduate Center A discussion of 19th century Russian theater and THE POWER OF DARKNESS with distinguished professor Daniel Gerould from the CUNY Graduate Center.

SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 23

Mint Theater Company will present, for the first-time ever, THE FIFTH COLUMN as it was originally written—a vibrant, original and compelling drama by one of America’s greatest writers.

following the matinee

ARTISTIC DIRECTOR JONATHAN BANK

For more information, or to order tickets, visit our website:

Jonathan Bank and members of the cast will take your questions.

www.minttheater.org Tickets available online ONLY (thru October 1st) Performances begin February 26th

Post-show discussion performances sell out first. Call 212-315-0231 for more information or to book your seats.

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BOX OFFICE HOURS

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The Power of Darkness  

By Leo Tolstoy Direction by Martin Platt