The Mint brings brings Houghton's 1910 comic drama to New York city for the first time in 95 years. A sly morality tale that mixes questions of ethics, class, custom, and morals into an effervescent fizz of comic realism. More…
It’s “Wakes Week” in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner’s son. Alan takes Fanny to an hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out. Of course, Alan should marry Fanny—no matter that Alan is engaged already. Should Alan do the right thing and make an honest woman of Fanny, or should he do the right thing and stand by his fiancé?
See it if with humor & sharp plot twists shows how young woman explodes social expectations 2 promote female equality in making marital decisions
Don't see it if not subtle; play from the outset set up as a melodrama; still, well-made, well-acted show that fits together like a fine watch
See it if you enjoy first rate revivals of forgotten plays with ideas that are more modern than you would expect.
Don't see it if you don't like romantic comedies where the women call the shots.
See it if you appreciate older, little-seen dramas revitalized for a contemporary audience; appreciate off-Broadway gems; love solid drama and acting.
Don't see it if seeking bells and whistles and flashy forms of entertainment; want something less predictable; dislike plays that can feel "old-fashioned."
See it if you want a well structured play about morality in a time long past. Some aspects still relevant others offer interesting comparisons.
Don't see it if you do not appreciate dated plays or you want a musical.
See it if you want to see a period piece with strong female characters, and a surprisingly modern take. Terrific ensemble. Well cast! Well directed.
Don't see it if You don't like heightened language. You aren't interested in the morals and reverse standards of the victorian era. I thoroughly enjoyed it.
See it if you like clever "period" pieces, very good acting, highly professional productions, content involving men's and women's roles in society
Don't see it if you dislike plays that are somewhat "dated," have traditional formats and favor plays that are more avant-garde or "cutting edge."
See it if You enjoy period plays. The playwright was ahead of his time in writing this play about morality and woman’s choice.
Don't see it if You have little patience for talk filled shows. Personally I thought this play was very well written!
See it if You like a good old fashioned play with actual characters and plot. True were no surprises but I enjoyed spending time with the compay
Don't see it if You want fancy costumes, glitzy scenery, sex, violence, loud music. This is quiet fun.
See it if You’re up for a lovely production of a surprisingly progressive 1910 situation comedy where women’s wishes & sexual desires trump all.
Don't see it if You dislike period plays; have no patience for plots that unfold; accents; or don’t understand/can’t imagine Edwardian morals and patriarchy
See it if you're a fan of historical dramas and like seeing lost plays that don't quite hold up to today's molds.
Don't see it if you're looking for current theatre topics.
See it if you like an intriguing story with strong characters and 100% fine acting
Don't see it if you don't find drawing-room dramas with comedic tones engaging; you don't enjoy plays from the past
See it if you want to be entertained by a well produced and acted play that had a lot to say in 1912, when it was written.
Don't see it if you don't like old plays and feel you can get better entertainment on TV.
See it if you like older plays. While the subject is 'matter of fact' today, this play must have been heresy in 1912. Great acting, easy to watch.
Don't see it if don't like family dramas. This plays seem tame in today's world.
See it if you enjoy the Mint's usual high standard of acting and production plus a vintage play with a surprising twist.
Don't see it if you only like intense drama and are unable to appreciate the pace and issues of another era.
See it if You want to see a play with a plot, characters, no magic, no profanities, good old-fashioned class conflict with a Lancaster(English)accent.
Don't see it if You like modern drama, that deals with what you think are contemporary issues.
See it if You love to see interesting characters interact in an absorbing and intelligent manner. You like period dramas. You appreciate moral issues.
Don't see it if You want something avant garde. You want a frothy musical
See it if you like mint productions. Timely, current issues, well presented and phenomenally relevant and contemporary writing.
Don't see it if you prefer light, fluffy, musical productions
See it if You like old period pieces (this is from 1912). You can understand fairly thick British accents.
Don't see it if You want something very easy to follow, Modern, or with a large cast.
See it if What an unexpected, delightful evening! Extremely entertaining and great acting. Funny and sad at times. Great for women’s libbers. Go see👍
Don't see it if You are not into family dramas and the women’s lib movement.
See it if you want great dramatic writing &acting of an old (1910's) play that's surprisingly relevant today & somehow seems modern despite its age.
Don't see it if you're not into serious drama and are just looking to be "entertained"
See it if Like GBS? Feeling feministic? Then you'll enjoy this amusing, cleverly written, well-packaged moral lesson with decidedly modern overtones.
Don't see it if You favor action over words and ideas. You don't like period pieces.
See it if You enjoy an old-fashioned family drama, you’re interested in a feminist drama from the time of the suffragists
Don't see it if You are not into old and forgotten plays that are definitely worth seeing and enjoyable if not perfect, you dislike traditional narrative
See it if appreciate old school linear dramas that confront issues of sexuality in a prim and proper manner. Another home run for the Mint Theater
Don't see it if Only enjoy fluff and glitzy musicals.