Mint Theater is set to revive Lillian Hellman's second play, Days to Come, in a limited engagement at Theatre Row this fall. Set against the backdrop of a labor strike in a small town in Ohio, the family drama from the The Little Foxes playwright played on Broadway for just a week in 1936.
Days to Come will be directed by J.R. Sullivan and will begin performances August 2 at Theatre Row and will continue through September 30. Opening night is August 26.
The cast will be made up of Mary Bacon (Women Without Men, Dear Evan Hansen), Janie Brookshire (Wife to James Whelan, The Misanthrope), Larry Bull (The Coast of Utopia, Rocket to the Moon), Chris Henry Coffey (Bronx Bombers, Water By The Spoonful), Dan Daily (The Tenth Man, A Moon for the Misbegotten), Ted Deasy (The 39 Steps), Roderick Hill (Return of the Prodigal, Butley), Betsy Hogg (Peter and the Starcatcher, Fiddler on the Roof), Kim Martin-Cotten (Time and the Conways, The Little Foxes), Geoffrey Allen Murphy (The Nance, War Horse), and Evan Zes (Incident at Vichy, The Freedom of the City).
In Days to Come, a labor strike in a small Ohio town threatens to tear apart both the community and family. “It’s the story of innocent people on both sides who are drawn into conflict and events far beyond their comprehension,” Hellman said in an interview in 1936. “It’s the saga of a man who started something he cannot stop…”
The play was revived in New York in 1978. Hellman's plays include The Little Foxes, which was recently revived starring Cynthia Nixon and Laura Linney, as well as Watch on the Rhine; My Mother, My Father and Me; Toys in the Attic; The Lark; and The Children's Hour.
The Mint production will have scenic design by Harry Feiner, costume design by Andrea Varga, lighting design by Christian DeAngelis, sound design by Jane Shaw, and prop design by Joshua Yocom. Casting is by Stephanie Klapper, CSA. Rod Kinter will serve as fight director.
Tickets can be purchased online at Telecharge.com, by phone at (212) 239-6200, or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office.