A production of Lillian Hellman's DAYS TO COME
Mint Theater Company presents a rare production of Days to Come by Lillian Hellman,“one of the most important playwrights of the American theater.” (New York Times)
The play centers on a labor dispute at a factory in a small Ohio town where the owner naively fails to anticipate the disastrous impact that hiring strikebreakers will have on his community and his own life. Hellman describes the theme of Days to Come as “evil in the hands of people who don’t understand it.” Audiences barely had a chance to appreciate Days to Come, which closed after just six performances on Broadway. There has only been one production of New York after 1936, 40 years ago. More than a neglected curiosity by one of America’s greatest playwrights, Days to Come is a vital, complex play “about something real, something that matters,” as Harold Clurman described it, writing about the 1978 production for the Nation.
Lillian Hellman (1905-1984) persistently spoke her mind as one of America’s most celebrated playwrights and controversial icons. Hailed as a “dramatist of extraordinary strength and skill” (John Chapman, The New York Daily News), Hellman pursued questions of truth and deception, integrity and complicity throughout her life and plays, which included The Children’s Hour, The Little Foxes, Watch on the Rhine, and The Autumn Garden.
Cast: Mary Bacon, Janie Brookshire, Larry Bull, Kim Martin-Cotten, Chris Henry Coffey, Dan Daily, Ted Deasy, Roderick Hill, Betsy Hogg, Geoffrey Allen Murphy, Evan Zes
Author: Lillian Hellman
Director: J.R. Sullivan
Producer: Mint Theater Company
Press Agent: David Gersten & Associates