By Elizabeth Baker
Directed by Jackson Grace Gay
October 1st 2023 through November 12th 2023
410 West 42nd St.
PARTNERSHIP is a refreshing take on the importance of work-life balance and a celebration of the eye-opening power of love.
“Written during the height of the women’s suffrage movement in the United States, this English playwright’s portrait of a driven businesswoman — two driven businesswomen, actually —feels boldly up-to-date.” Darryn King, The New York Times
Kate Rolling is the ambitious owner of a small fashion boutique in Brighton. When the owner of the largest shop in town proposes a merger on favorable terms—including matrimony—Kate sees an irresistible business opportunity. “Oh, don’t worry about me,” Kate assures her friends, “I never expected anything great in the way of love.” But isn’t romance most likely when it’s least expected?
“Baker’s dialogue has a bright, lively sheen, and she illuminates with a probing intelligence the lives of women of the time, who, however successful in business, must also recognize that marriage will always be seen by the culture as the measure of a woman’s real achievement.” – Charles Isherwood, The Wall Street Journal
Elizabeth Baker’s charming comedy premiered in 1917. “One of the very few intelligent and, therefore, really interesting plays of the moment is PARTNERSHIP at the Court, by Miss Elizabeth Baker…It is the eternal battle of the spirit over the material.” wrote The Graphic.
Sets: Alexander Woodward
Costumes: Kindall Almond
Lights: M.L. Geiger
Sound: Daniel Baker & Co.
Props: Chris Fields
Dialects & Dramaturgy: Amy Stoller
Casting: Stephanie Klapper, CSA
"The 'Heart's Desire' in Elizabeth Baker's Partnership" Dr Maya Cantu
Maya Cantu is Mint’s Dramaturgical Advisor. She has been writing and speaking about our playwrights for the last ten years. Maya is the author of the biography of Elizabeth Baker that is on our website.