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Conflict

From 112 member  reviews
Members say: Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining

About the show

The Mint Theater Company presents this 1925 love story set against the backdrop of a hotly contested election in London. A provocative romance that sizzles with both wit and ideas. More…

Lady Dare Bellingdon has everything she could want, yet she craves something more. Dare’s man, Sir Major Ronald Clive, is standing for Parliament with the backing of Dare’s father. Clive is a Conservative, of course, but he’s liberal enough to be sleeping with Dare, who’s daring enough to take a lover, but too restless to marry him. Clive’s opponent, Tom Smith is passionate about social justice and understands the joy of having something to believe in. Dare is “the woman between” two candidates who both want to make a better world—until politics become personal, and mudslinging threatens to soil them all. 


Member Reviews (112)

MEMBERS SAY:

Great acting, Absorbing, Relevant, Intelligent, Entertaining
86
Avg Score

77
Ambitious, Dated, Entertaining, Great acting

See it if If you like good acting a solid story and great direction.

Don't see it if If dated period pieces are not for you

90
Thought-provoking, Riveting, Great acting, Oddly relevant, Shavian

See it if you want to see a wonderful revival of a flawed & obscure political dramedy that, as rendered, is much more than a polemic on social issues.

Don't see it if you seek a fast-paced & simplistic play; you're not interested in conservative vs liberal politics, class issues, 1st world love triangles.

Also Bravo to the Mint Theatre Company for mounting a 1st rate revival in 2... Read more Read less

78
Dated, Great acting, Absorbing, Slow, Resonant

See it if Mint's ongoing "rebirth" of an early 20th century drama w/an impeccible production Well constructed, staged & acted (esp Beck & Shelton)

Don't see it if Drama is 'dated' only in the sense of its mores not moral tone or rigor Most 'woke' realization is its recognition of its own entitlement

88
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if you enjoy discovering forgotten plays of quality & the Mint's productions, interested in historical political themes

Don't see it if you're not a fan of older plays that have not enjoyed modern popularity, not interested in issues of 100 years ago

79
Downton abbey + shavian dialogue + veddy british accents from 1920s england make a delightful theatrical concoction

See it if well-made play, expertly acted; as in Shaw iconoclastic woman energizes play/issues re women's independence & sexuality relevant today

Don't see it if predictable plot except for 1 unbelievable revelation; hackneyed political contest btwn Labor & Tory; doesn't erupt till last 15 minutes

80
Great staging, Romantic, Charming, Slow, Relevant

See it if you enjoy period pieces about romance and redemption with a dash of relevant politics.

Don't see it if you need fast paced, cutting edge entertainment

80
Intelligent, Great acting, Great staging, Clever

See it if you want to see a play from 1920s that feels like a period piece written now. Surprisingly relevant. Great production values (set, costumes)

Don't see it if you’re not interested in plays set in 1920s Britain. There is a love story if you like that, but the political storyline is more interesting

84
Absorbing, Great acting, Exquisite, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are a theater lover who wants to explore older plays. This one is a gem that is still relevant today.

Don't see it if you prefer flashier shows and modern plots.

89
Absorbing, Entertaining, Great acting, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you like older British plays; plays with political (conservative v. liberal) issues; seeing a woman in 1920's England becoming modern

Don't see it if don't like period plays, British accents; don't want political discussions (although they were presented without being didactic)

85
Intelligent, Entertaining, Predictable

See it if you want to see a well directed and well acted jewel of a play. Especially liked the suspense built at the very beginning.

Don't see it if You don't want a predictable plot, or post Victorian image of women. Although redeemed, the female lead was portrayed as shallow and dim.

Also I'm surprised I have not seen this show before. It has some fun twists... Read more Read less

94
Absorbing, Timeless qualities despite some datedness, Wonderfully-committed actors, Stimulating, Riveting

See it if you appreciate older works that, juxtaposed with our contemporary world, now seem shockingly prescient; enjoy Mint Theater Company's shows.

Don't see it if you dislike: British dramas and/or plays set in the Modern (1920s) Period; political works. If seeking fresh, new dramas, look elsewhere.

Also Mint Theater Company again breathes new life into an older work, and i... Read more Read less

99
Superbly done, Great acting, Romantic, Intelligent, Charming

See it if you enjoy older plays that still have relevance. No one does them better than the Mint, and I've never been disappointed--nor will you be.

Don't see it if Old British chestnuts are not your thing, and if you need more snap, crackle and pop to your theatrical outings.

94
Great acting, Great writing, Great staging, Delightful, Entertaining

See it if you want a flawlessly staged production of a little-known theatrical gem. About politics and love in 1920s UK - but timeless in essence.

Don't see it if you want flashy spectacle. This is brilliant acting in an intelligent and superbly presented play. Evokes Noel Coward, but more political.

85
Thought-provoking, Resonant, Intelligent, Great staging, Great acting

See it if you enjoy history & a political drama with a twist set in England during the 1920s. An excellent production!

Don't see it if you think anything from the past is "dated".

85
Absorbing, Resonant, Intelligent, Great writing, Entertaining

See it if you enjoy the work of the Mint and the revival of excellent, forgotten plays from the early half of the 20th Century

Don't see it if you have no interest in political plays from an earlier time.

94
Delightful, Great acting, Great staging, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you love the work of the Mint and appreciate great farce, fine acting and production values in which theme of privilege resonates today. A+

Don't see it if If you don't like English plays of yore, and don't appreciate plays where characters actually discuss things and feelings in depth not texts

Also Feel so grateful that the Mint keeps unearthing wonderful vehicles to ... Read more Read less

95
Unconflicted

See it if You love first world problems. Enjoyable fictional time capsule dramedy.

Don't see it if You can't stand dozens more Cambridge references. Pricey Off Bway ticket. Entertainment can be had much cheaper.

Also Not a Shaw thing at all. Fantastic and convenient venue. Smart set. Be... Read more Read less

94
Wonderfully done, Great acting, Still relevant, Absorbing, Great writing

See it if Terrific show proving issues of class inequality of 1925 UK pertinant today. Marvelously acted-not a false moment (or accent) in the play ~

Don't see it if You're looking for a contemporary play or something abstracted and non linear. Gorgeous set. Great production all around w/every detail done

95
Great acting, Great staging, Great writing, Great sets & costumes, Intelligent

See it if This play is best described as the “blending of political satire, psychological drama, and romantic comedy’’ written in the program by

Don't see it if You only like modern day plays

Also Maya Cantu. It is a period play, set in early 1920s, similar to the la... Read more Read less

100
Absorbing, Delightful, Entertaining, Great acting, Relevant

See it if you enjoy very well done plays that, though they are old, they are still relevant.

Don't see it if you don't like British plays.

Also A play that is so well done and so well written that it supersedes its... Read more Read less

84
Entertaining, Exquisite, Thought-provoking, Profound

See it if Stunning set! Great acting. Complex characters. Great staging

Don't see it if You want something that takes place now (2018) or in USA. Scared of a bit of a history lesson.

86
Great acting, Delightful, Great writing

See it if Love the Mint who always discovers old gems like this play with great acting

Don't see it if Do not like older plays

83
Intelligent, Relevant, Thought-provoking

See it if Another well-acted/mounted Mint classic. 1925 issues even more relevant today. Anglophiles and lefties will be well served. Run, don’t walk!

Don't see it if Set is sumptuous enough but low budget wardrobe isn’t quite up to snuff. Not a deal-breaker but sad that good off-bwy prods have to skimp

85
Engaging, witty, contemporary despite its century-old setting

See it if you enjoy traditional and well-made plays or are willing to give them a chance.

Don't see it if you like drawing room comedies or feel you’ve seen one too many.

Also Calling a play “traditional” &“well-made” is damning it with faint pra... Read more Read less

89
Entertaining, Great acting, Delightful, Resonant, Refreshing

See it if You like a well made play with political content that touches on love, family, sexism, class: with wit and panache. Great acting.

Don't see it if You want to see something experimental, edgy, fast paced, or ironic/hip/meta/etc..


June 26th, 2018
“The conflict at the forefront of this 1925 play by Miles Malleson, receiving an excellent production...is a political battle for a seat in Parliament. But Malleson is also exploring friction between classes, lovers, generations, and philosophies, as well as inner conflicts, embodied most telling...
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June 21st, 2018
"It is an immaculately well-made, comprehensively satisfying piece of theater, old-fashioned in style without feeling at all dated, and the Mint’s production, directed by Jenn Thompson and featuring an ensemble cast of supreme merit, is beyond praise...No New York-based theater company has a bett...
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June 21st, 2018
“Balances romance with righteousness...Thompson lovingly drapes the show's wit and wisdom in a period feel that never lapses. The biggest delights come from the smallest roles...In reviving this play centered on wealth disparity, Thompson strikes a theme that resonates today...Without ignoring th...
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June 22nd, 2018
“A sharp piece of social commentary that has lost little or none of its relevance. And, under Jenn Thompson's assured direction of a sparkling cast, it's a rattling good tale...Thanks to Thompson's steady hand and a cast that embraces every line of this charming artifice, ‘Conflict’ never feels l...
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