MR. PIM PASSES BY
by A.A. Milne
Monday, June 12 at 7pm
FREE for members of our First Priority Club
“Mr. Pim Passes By is that rare theatrical production that sparkles in every department and leaves one with a feeling of pure, undisturbed happiness.” – NYTheatre.com
Mr. Pim Passes By by A.A. Milne is an important part of the history of the Mint Theater Company—we’ve mounted three different productions of it, first in 1996, then again in 1997 and finally for three months in 2004, in rotating repertory with another Milne play, The Truth About Blayds. The New York Times reported:
“Seeing MR. PIM and BLAYDS in repertory reveals Milne as an able craftsman with a droll sense of humor whose work maintains a valid theatrical vitality…These are the sort of plays by which Londoners tried to forget the horrors of World War I. In the Mint’s smooth productions they can offer New Yorkers a couple of hours’ diversion from today’s headlines.”
At the center of each of these productions was Lisa Bostnar, “delightful as the clever and wise Olivia in Pim.” (NY Times). In 1996, Backstage wrote:
“…Bostnar scintillates. She not only demonstrates why all the men in the play have fallen in love with her, but has the kind of charm that one associates with Myrna Loy or Audrey Hepburn. In a different theatre age playwrights would have written plays specifically for her, she is that enchanting.”
On June 12th, Bostnar will reunite with leading man Stephen Schnetzer, who played George Marden in the 2004 Pim, and Royce in Blayds (and the “Padre” in Yours Unfaithfully) for a special one-night reading of Mr. Pim Passes By.
To reserve tickets, please CLICK HERE or call 212.315.9434.