The Mint, producer of "neglected plays," presents a light comedy; a memorable excursion aboard a houseboat on a fashionable reach of the Thames in 1911, the hottest summer on record. More…
Betty Jones has been simmering for weeks, watching her husband make an ass of himself by paying excessive attention to their neighbor, Muriel Wister. Betty finally boils over and tells Muriel exactly what she thinks of her—using bad language. Muriel's husband, Mr. Wister attempts to apologize on behalf of his wife, but Betty absolutely refuses to oblige. The Mint Theatre Company has a mission of discovering forgotten gems, plays that have been rarely or never produced, and creating connections between the past and the present.
See it if you want to see a strong feminist play of which the themes are still relevant.
Don't see it if You don't like the slow burn of a plot or multiple monologues.
See it if you like period dialogue, sets, and costumes. It's extremely dialogue heavy with comedic moments. 3 short acts with 2 10 min intermissions.
Don't see it if you can't understand British accents. you want something modern. you want to be challenged, you want to think.
See it if You like 1930's-1940's movies full of wit and banter about morality that touch on gender roles. You like drawing room plays performed well.
Don't see it if you don't want to see a slight play extended with two intermissions so they can change the set over. The show was good but it still dragged.
See it if you enjoy museum pieces. Acting is uneven with Ned Noyes a comic stand out. Other performances lack his heart and specificity of character.
Don't see it if the argument of the play is hard to follow I'm afraid.
See it if you have a thing for ladies with Bernadette Peters hair, you dig good production design and period costumes, you like a battle of the sexes
Don't see it if You need a lot of action, you hate British accents and slightly pretentious folks, you have bad childhood memories of time spent on lakes
See it if You want to see a really fun play with great writing, acting, and set design and want to spend time on a house boat with some cheeky people!
Don't see it if You prefer musicals and contemporary stories/settings.
See it if you enjoy relationship topics, appreciate great acting, and want to see something that makes you think.
Don't see it if you don't like long, preachy monologues and prefer more contemporary theater.
See it if you want to see the one of the funniest early 20th century, Hugh Grant-esque drunken rants of all time + great production values & acting.
Don't see it if you can't get into the time period. The scandal of calling your neighbor a bad name doesn't really hold the same weight in 2015.
See it if you like witty comedies of manners, with terrific acting, clever sets, and something to think about after you stop laughing (a lot).
Don't see it if you automatically think anything written before last week is dated.
See it if you love the craft as well as the art of theater. This is meticulously staged and acted. And this play has relevance and depth for us today.
Don't see it if a night at the theater for you means easy tunes and ear-splitting sound systems.
See it if you like fast paced, quick humor, well-acted, not a weak link in the chain. Not to miss; laughter all around; another gem at the Mint
Don't see it if . . . you tend to wet your pants when you laugh!
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