Mint Theater Company presents an exploration of conflicts and competitions that erupt amongst the cloistered teaching staff of an all-girls boarding school in the American premiere of this 77-year-old play. More…
Jean Wade is an enthusiastic young teacher new to an all-girls boarding school, where she soon finds herself popular with the students and at odds with her quarrelsome colleagues--especially the antagonistic Miss Connor. When Miss Connor's life's work (a history of "beautiful acts" through the ages) is found torn to shreds, Jean is the most likely suspect. As evidence mounts against her, Jean must choose whether she will fight, or surrender to the school's toxic environment.
See it if you enjoy discovering little known plays that have relevance today, appreciate exquisite staging with distinct characters who charm & anger
Don't see it if you don't like plays that time to build plot and character, don't appreciate all-female casts and creative teams, see no value in old plays
See it if Always count on the Mint Theater for strong revivals of old shows. This play shows how far women have come and how much stays the same.
Don't see it if Show about a group of women teaching at a Dublin girls' school in early 20 century Ireland. If it sounds interesting, you will enjoy it.
See it if You'd enjoy a well-written, superbly-acted period piece set in an all girls Irish boarding school. Reminds me of a Mauve Binchy novel.
Don't see it if You'd be disturbed by a group of women, who spend a good deal of time complaining and arguing, but ultimately agree to keep a secret.
See it if If a group of 1930's Irish women being mildly bitchy and back-stabby for 2 hours would constitute a quality theater experience for you..
Don't see it if You are looking for big plot points or enjoy being educated, moved or entertained during the 2 hrs you commit to sitting through this show.
See it if you like thoughtful, masterful dramatic plays full of strong characters
Don't see it if an all female cast does not sound appealing to you, if you like quickly developing stories
See it if you like old fashioned, well made plays (so called).
Don't see it if Unfortunately, largely boring. and the new theater is lousy. Don't buy the cheap tkts. The sight lines are dreadful.
See it if you appreciate craft in every element of a play and production. It's a largely forgotten work of the kind of women who tend to be forgotten.
Don't see it if you want to be bowled over by the newest and the nowest. Its pleasures are delicate and minor but real and sturdy.
See it if You enjoy a well-written play with all women. The claustrophobic world of Irish women teachers beautifully displayed in this mint Mint show.
Don't see it if Hearing accents all over the place bothers you. Greatest fault was the Irish accents which were very inconsistent. A dialect coach please.
See it if you're looking for a well-acted period piece with a gorgeous set
Don't see it if you don't enjoy watching people snipe at each other or are looking for deep characters. The characterizations were believable but 2D
See it if a revival that's, unfortunately, always relevant; a group of quarreling, competitive, petty colleagues. Well written, excellent acting.
Don't see it if if you don't like period pieces.
See it if you enjoy classic style plays, like those of Lillian Hellman. Also, if you enjoyed the genius cattiness of the original film of "The Women"
Don't see it if you like a happy and neat resolve by the end. Also if you like fast paced action. Or difficult to solve mysteries with a big reveal.
See it if you like old Irish plays, with old fashioned costumes and crappy Irish accents. If you like naturalism and a slow plot.
Don't see it if you want a fast paced show, with accurate accents, and if you want to be on the edge of your seat and constantly entertained.
See it if Well worth seeing, too long, excellent ensemble acting, fine direction, needed editing.
Don't see it if you don't like old fashioned well made plsys
See it if you're interested in a female playwright's complicated view of female relationships. It's not clearly feminist but is thought-provoking.
Don't see it if a play about unpleasant characters will make you uncomfortable. You are stuck in the characters' tense, irrational world of petty meanness.
See it if Love to see women playwrights and an all female superb cast. Like period plays or have liked anything the Mint has produced in the past.
Don't see it if You want to see a man on stage - don't like 'bickering' or like to see what probably goes on in every workplace where there are many women.
See it if you like quaint period pieces set in Ireland. A mix between Mona Lisa Smiles and Anne of Green Gables. Great acting from senior cast members
Don't see it if you will be bothered by inconsistent accents and tedious and boring subject matter. First act is really slow but picks up after intermission
See it if You want to see a play that is exquisitely written and has a handful of fine performances
Don't see it if You need to see something that holds your attention and keeps you in suspense. Or if terrible wigs are distracting
See it if You're looking for good ensemble acting and a look at a period of history of spinster school marms who vent their frustrations on each other
Don't see it if Looking for light and upbeat. A bit dated and a grim look at women who don't have men
See it if you like to fall asleep in theatres, like to watch other people fall asleep in theatres, like bad accents and/or insipid plotlines.
Don't see it if you have the option to see a show that you might stay awake in.
See it if you have an interest in forgotten plays of the early 20th Century. This one is a gem and deserves this excellent, beautifully acted revival.
Don't see it if you only like cutting edge, contemporary dramas, or think old black and white movies are boring and fake.