The April 26 fundraiser for the Off-Broadway theatre company will feature the talents of Frances Sternhagen, Simon Jones, Mia Dillon and David Staller. The evening, entitled Hide and Seek with the Angels, will re-create an historical event, presenting the works as they were originally offered in 1917. The benefit is part of Milne at the Mint, a festival celebrating the works of the playwright who created "Winnie the Pooh." Before "Pooh," however, Milne was one of the most successful playwrights on Broadway, having four plays running simultaneously in 1922. Barrie's Seven Women will be directed by Michael Montel and his The Old Lady Shows Her Medals will be helmed by Eleanor Reissa; Jonathan Bank will direct A. A. Milne's Wurzel Flummery.
Off-Broadway's Mint Theatre Company specializes in keeping once prominent theatre names like St. John Hankin and Harley Granville-Barker alive. The Mint spent most of 2003 hosting the two biggest hits in the troupe's history: Arthur Schnitzler's Far and Wide and D.H. Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law.
Hide and Seek with the Angels will be presented at 7:30 PM at the Lucille Lortel Theater, 121 Christopher Street. Tickets, priced at $50, $75 and $150, are available by calling (212) 315-0231.