Mint Streaming Series
“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.”
-The Wall Street Journal
Conflict is a love story set against the backdrop of a hotly contested election. Miles Malleson combines his two great passions: sex and politics. The result is a provocative romance that sizzles with both wit and ideas.
It’s the Roaring 20’s, London. 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.
October 19 – November 1
HOW TO WATCH:
- Read these instructions and then CLICK HERE be taken to the Production Archive Page for CONFLICT.
- Click on the first image under the Videos heading. You will be prompted to enter the password.
- You will also be prompted to enter your name and a valid email address.
- If don’t have the password, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org and check for a reply. If you don’t see a reply, check your spam folder, or it’s possible your email to us went to our spam, so try again. Also, make sure you have a valid “reply to” address (there are problems with some Outlook mail).
- Click the four arrows in the bottom right corner to watch the video full screen.
- For Closed Captioning, click the CC button in the toolbar located at the bottom of the video viewer, and select “English CC”.
- You may be able to watch CONFLICT on your TV, depending on your specific equipment. Here’s a web page from “wikiHow” with a variety of articles that may help.
October 19 through November 1.
Mint Theater Company’s Summer Stock Streaming Festival played from July 6 through July 19. Thousands of viewers from around the world watched three archived Mint productions and 30 actors and stage managers were paid two weeks wages while earning credits to their Pension & Health plans
The Fatal Weakness tells the story of society woman Ollie Espenshade, who, after 28 years of marriage is still an incurable romantic (her fatal weakness). Perhaps discovering that her husband is a lying cheat will cure her?
“A smart, polished not-quite-comedy about the high price of adultery whose upper-crust characters are unlikable and whose moral—if you care to call it that—is uncomfortable. Though no one mentions World War II, not even in passing, Mr. Kelly was surely out to show how it triggered a convulsion in American mores, which gives the laughter an astringent sting… As usual at the Mint, the acting and staging are smoothly impeccable…Vicki R. Davis’s sitting-room set looks like the kind of thing you’d see on Broadway if Broadway still did plays like this.”
-The Wall Street Journal
A workplace drama laced with biting humor, Hazel Ellis’s Women Without Men is set in the teacher’s lounge of a private girls boarding school in Ireland in the 1930’s. Jean Wade is an enthusiastic young teacher new to the school, where she soon finds herself popular with the students and at odds with her quarrelsome colleagues—especially the antagonistic Miss Connor. When Miss Connor’s life’s work—a history of “beautiful acts” through the ages—is found torn to shreds, Jean is the most likely suspect. With the evidence mounting against her and animosity in the air, will Jean fight for her career, or will she be beaten by the pettiness and jealousy that thrives in the school’s cloistered environment?
Mint’s production received five Drama Desk Nominations, including Outstanding Revival, Best Director (Jenn Thompson) and Outstanding Supporting Actress (Kellie Overbey).
“How does the Mint do it? Only a couple of years after it resurrected the work of the forgotten Irish playwright Teresa Deevy, the company presentsWomen Without Men, byHazel Ellis, a contemporary of Deevy’s, also seemingly lost to history. And, once again, we have to ask: Who is Hazel Ellis? Why did we not know her? Why has this information been kept from us? This production shows the Mint doing what it does best: finding long-lost works that remain remarkably stageworthy today.”
Lighting and Sound America
Set aboard a houseboat on a fashionable reach of the Thames in 1911, The New Morality tells the story of how the brazen Betty Jones restores dignity to her household and harmony to her marriage, by losing her temper and making a scene.
“The script combines a jigger or two of Harley Granville Barker, a measure of Shaw, a dash of Wilde and stirs as needed… The writing is charming and finely observed…The direction, by the Mint’s artistic director, Jonathan Bank, is appealing and apposite. The acting is adept, with particularly impressive turns by Brenda Meaney as Betty and Ned Noyes as the husband of her putative rival.”
The New York Times