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Yours Unfaithfully

From 72 member  reviews
Members say: Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant

About the show

Mint Theater Company presents the very belated world premiere of Miles Malleson's 1933 "un-romantic comedy" about life in an open marriage, and the price of free love. More…

Stephen and Anne, blissfully happy for eight years, are committed to living up to their ideals. When Stephen, a writer who isn’t writing, begins to sink into a funk of unproductive moodiness, Anne encourages him to seek out a fresh spark. Can their marriage survive uncompromising generosity, sacrifice, and love? 'Yours Unfaithfully' was published in 1933 but never produced...until now.


Member Reviews (72)

MEMBERS SAY:

Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Great acting, Entertaining, Relevant
79
Avg Score

82
Ambitious, Clever, Enchanting, Resonant, Thought-provoking

See it if you enjoy rarely seen plays from early-mid 20th century, curious about how older play would cover "open marriage," like intimate setting

Don't see it if older plays are not your cup of tea, you don't like thoughtful comedies or plays in which women learn to express themselves

80
Absorbing, Great acting, Great staging, Thought-provoking, Relevant

See it if Interested in the topic of jealousy and romantic love. It reminded me of a Wallace Shawn play -- lots of conversation about a topic.

Don't see it if Topic not for children. And they would find it baffling and boring anyway!

Also Acting was very good. The women's costumes were exquisite: gorgeous cl... Read more Read less

30
Good play, bad production, Banal, Lightweight acting, Slow pacing, Disappointing

See it if you want to see a play that was never produced.

Don't see it if you want to see a well acted and directed play. This is just the opposite. Play feels very long. Acting is amateurish.

Also Why were the British accents dropped? There are references in the scri... Read more Read less

79
Great staging, Relevant, Resonant, Slow, Indulgent

See it if you'd enjoy an interesting premise - the search for happiness in open infidelity - examining the disconnect between our logic & emotions.

Don't see it if you'd be dissatisfied with a predictable destination for a journey that's not as satisfying in its trajectory as it could have been.

80
Delightful, Great acting, Intelligent, Refreshing

See it if You enjoy Mint Theater productions. Always well done-great sets-interesting forgotten plays. Max Von Essen a treasure. Wonderful twist end.

Don't see it if You want today's language. If you want plays about kids on the edges of society this week s not that.

Also Old fashioned play with modern sensibility. A pleasure to hear dialogu... Read more Read less

90
Gorgeous, Absorbing, Intelligent, Refreshing, Exquisite

See it if You enjoy period pieces that are beautifully acted, written and staged.

Don't see it if You don't like plays dealing with adultery or you only like shows based in the modern day.

75
Absorbing, Intelligent, Relevant

See it if you are interested in the pros and cons of an open marriage.

Don't see it if you want a play with a lot of energy. This one is mostly people involved in an open marriage calmly discussing their feelings.

85
Absorbing, Clever, Great acting, Great writing

See it if You like good dialogue about relationships. Loved costumes and acting. Relationships are fascinating. Open marriages are not easy.

Don't see it if You don't like British humor or privileged society.

60
Slow, Disappointing, Boring

See it if you like plays from the 1920's/1930's and the clothing from that era...

Don't see it if you want stimulating theater as it's very slow moving and quite boring...

75
Interesting, Slow, Intelligent, Great acting

See it if you enjoy plays about complex emotions within relationship (jealousy, love, communication, etc). It has some great emotional moments.

Don't see it if you want something fast-paced or edgy by today's standards. It centers around the emotions, rather than actions, of the characters.

60
Banal, Disappointing, Insipid

See it if you don't mind a silly plot (although, it might not be so far fetched).

Don't see it if you've experienced a cheating partner.

75
Great acting, Slow

See it if you enjoy drawing room sort-of-comedy. Good acting and old-fashioned situations.

Don't see it if You like quick, witty comedy. It is sort of slow and certainly not Noel Coward. But all in all an OK evening.

78
Cliched, Dated, Slow, Ambitious, Clever

See it if enjoy British period dramas, like plays about marital relationships.

Don't see it if you become easily bored with dated material, find family dramas tiresome

Also Though I enjoyed the acting in this play, it felt a bit long. Written ... Read more Read less

80
Entertaining, Intelligent, Wonderful acting, Beautiful period costumes, Charming production

See it if You enjoy an old fashioned 3 act play that is relevant and satisfying, and will leave you with something to discuss.

Don't see it if You like action more than dialogue.

60
Dated, Slow, Thought-provoking, Ambitious, Quirky

See it if you've always wished you could be transported back to the 1930s and see the premiere of a somewhat Cowardesque comedy w/o British accents.

Don't see it if George Bernard Shaw's oh-so-modern exchange of ideas about the sexes makes you yawn because in a way this is just second-rate Shaw.

86
Clever, Funny, Intelligent, Thought-provoking, Entertaining

See it if you like to see how playwrights tackled taboo subjects in the past

Don't see it if you don't have time for plays that are not full of shock and "action"

Also The cast was great and did very well at playing in period style. Also ... Read more Read less

80
Clever, Intelligent, Slow, Disappointing

See it if You are interested in an unknown play that deals in ideas and morality.

Don't see it if You prefer contemporary and fast moving work

Also This is a flawed production of a flawed play. There is no sense of per... Read more Read less

97
Profound, Intelligent, Entertaining, Relevant, Absorbing

See it if you enjoy intelligent and well written plays about the challenges couples face in maintaining a loving marriage.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the various manifestations of love, jealousy and the need to be oneself.

65
Clever, Disappointing, Thought-provoking, Insipid

See it if You appreciate some good acting...and an interesting "almost" plot about marriage infidelity

Don't see it if You would prefer more action..more depth of characters

Also The understudy (padre) was not well prepared...and that impacted upon ... Read more Read less

79
Enchanting, Entertaining, Relevant, Resonant

See it if You would like to see the pros and cons of an open marriage demonstrated in a play. Your enjoy period clothing. This is set in 1933.

Don't see it if Your offended by open relationships. You get confused when you hear references to cricket and don't understand it.

91
Ambitious, Dated, Cliched

See it if A bit dated while the cast does work hard seems cliched. The costume are lovely for those interested in period drama

Don't see it if You like a little oomph in your drama

85
Entertaining, Great acting, Interesting story, Beautiful sets and costumes, Intelligent

See it if You like intelligent writing, good acting and beautiful sets and costumes.

Don't see it if You like shows that are fast-paced and have closure at the end.

78
Clever, Intelligent, Resonant, Quirky

See it if You like thoughtful plays in period-piece settings

Don't see it if You only like simple topics with clearly resolved endings

69
Cliched, Disappointing, Intelligent, Slow, Thought-provoking

See it if you are interested in the concept of open marriage. Not terrible but not compelling either.

Don't see it if you are not interested in the relationships of the English upper middle class.

85
Entertaining, Thought-provoking, Quirky

See it if you like to see older unknown plays that still have something to say.

Don't see it if you don't care for talky English comedies


January 26th, 2017
"A refined, rueful and often shrewd comedy about polyamory, written decades before open relationships were quite so openly discussed...Under the polished direction of Bank, its arguments remain provocative, while its structure feels familiar, its tone decorous...It is often very funny; it is also...
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January 26th, 2017
"Malleson’s bio suggests a life story considerably more colorful than the tidy marital drama that unfolds onstage...The script offers a scrupulous examination of two warring impulses: the urge to explore versus the instinct to nurture and protect. Happily, we’re spared the wink-wink prompts of fa...
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January 26th, 2017
"Max von Essen and Elisabeth Gray do an admirable job portraying the seesaw emotions of the convention-bending pair, but Malleson's uneven script makes us wait until the final act for a dramatic payoff...The earnest plot, unfortunately, begs for a more comedic treatment. Director Jonathan Bank sq...
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January 31st, 2017
“A gracefully done world premiere. Elisabeth Gray is elegantly alluring as Anne…Jonathan Bank's direction leans towards the darker side of Anne and Stephen's marital issues. There's a good deal of humor and wit throughout the evening, for sure, but Bank seems to be downplaying frivolity in favor ...
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