Mint Theater Company launches its Meet Miss Baker series, a three-play program celebrating the work of early-20th-century playwright Elizabeth Baker, with the Off-Broadway revival of Baker's The Price of Thomas Scott. The play tells the story of a businessman who hesitates to sell his shop for conversion into a dance hall because he considers dancing immoral.
The Price of Thomas Scott, which asks questions about prejudice, principles, and progress, has not been produced since its 1913 U.K. premiere. The Off-Broadway production, directed by Mint's artistic director Jonathan Bank, will officially open at Theatre Row February 20.
Bank directs a cast made up of Donald Corren, Andrew Fallaize, Emma Geer, Josh Goulding, Mitchell Greenberg, Nick LaMedica, Jay Russell, Tracy Sallows, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Ayana Workman, and Arielle Yoder. Performances are scheduled to continue through March 23.
Mint will follow Thomas Scott with overlapping productions of two Baker plays at Theater Row in the summer of 2020—her comedy Partnership, and Baker's most well-known play, Chains. The series will also include readings of other works by Baker.
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