“IN SEARCH OF N.C. HUNTER”
MAYA CANTU, THEATER HISTORIAN AND DRAMATURG
Sunday, July 31 after the matinee

Sunday, July 31 after the matinee

Maya Cantu is a theater historian, scholar, and Dramaturgical Advisor for the Mint. She received a D.F.A. in Dramaturgy and Dramatic Criticism at Yale School of Drama, and joins the Drama faculty of Bennington College this fall. Maya is the author of the book, American Cinderellas on the Broadway Musical Stage: Imagining the Working Girl from “Irene” to “Gypsy.” Her discussion will focus on the life and work of N.C. Hunter, and on the contexts and influences informing A Day by the Sea.

“BRITISH THEATRE IN THE POSTWAR WORLD”
ROGER W. OLIVER, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY AND JUILLIARD
Saturday, August 6 after the matinee

Saturday, August 6 after the matinee

Roger W. Oliver is Professor of Liberal Arts and Drama at Juilliard, and Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at N.Y.U., where he teaches courses in Modern British Drama. He is the author of Dreams of Passion: The Dramatic Art of Luigi Pirandello, and has contributed to many publications including Good Reading, Forum, Performing Arts Journal, and Modern Drama. Roger’s discussion will place A Day by the Sea into the larger context of post-war British theate

“N.C. HUNTER: PLAYS THAT ACTORS LIKED TO SPEAK”
CHARLES DUFF, AUTHOR OF THE LOST SUMMER: THE HEYDAY OF THE WEST END THEATRE
Saturday, August 13, after the matinee

Saturday, August 13, after the matinee

Charles Duff is a British teacher, actor, theatre director, writer and critic. His first professional role was in N.C. Hunter’s The Adventures of Tom Random at Guildford’s Yvonne Arnaud Theatre in 1967. His book, The Lost Summer: The Heyday of the West End Theatre, focuses on the career of director Frith Banbury, and on the playwrights and actors of the commercial British theatre of the mid-twentieth century. Duff’s post-show discussion will discuss how N.C. Hunter’s plays fit into this rich period of theatrical history.

"A DAY WITH CHARLES DUFF"
SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 before & after the matinee

SUNDAY, AUGUST 14 before & after the matinee

12:30pm – Brunch and discussion at West Bank Cafe: Join Charles Duff for a delicious pre-matinee brunch at West Bank Cafe, where he will provide an introduction to A Day by the Sea and share his own personal memories of working with N.C. Hunter on the author’s The Adventures of Tom Random.

2:30pm – Matinee performance of A Day by the Sea at Theatre Row.

5:00pm – Continue the conversation at the Theatre Row Lounge: Join Charles Duff, Jonathan Bank, and select members of the company for a post-show wine and cheese reception at the Theatre Row Lounge.

Brunch, one matinee ticket, and post-show reception: $82.25 ($75 for members of the First-Priority Club.) Call 212.315.0231 to reserve your place.

Did you know?

Many of our EnrichMint Events have been recorded and are available for viewing online.

  • Chris Morash
    Hazel Ellis and Dublin's Gate Theatre

    Chris Morash is the Seamus Heaney Professor of Irish Writing at Trinity College Dublin. He is co-editor of Mint’s publication Teresa Deevy Reclaimed: Volume I, as well as the forthcoming Volume II. While Dublin’s Abbey Theatre was Ireland’s best known theatre internationally in the early years of the twentieth century, some of the most interesting theatre in Ireland in the 1930s was actually produced at the Gate Theatre in Dublin—where WOMEN WITHOUT MEN was first performed in 1938. In these videos, filmed after a performance of WOMEN WITHOUT MEN by Hazel Ellis, Professor Morash discusses the theatre, the people, and the ideas that formed the context for that first production. Videos by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on February 27, 2016.

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  • Maureen O. Murphy, Hofstra University
    A SCHOOL FOR LADIES: EDUCATION IN 1930s IRELAND

    Maureen O. Murphy is Professor of Curriculum and Teaching, and Co-Director of the undergraduate Irish Studies minor at Hofstra University. Professor Murphy is a past president of the American Conference for Irish Studies and a past chair of the International Association for the Study of Irish Literatures. In these videos, filmed after a performance of WOMEN WITHOUT MEN by Hazel Ellis, Professor Murphy discusses the history of women’s education in Ireland. Videos by Joshua Paul Johnson. Recorded live on February 13, 2016.

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