Mint's Revival of Poignant 1918 Comedy A Little Journey, With Rosemary Prinz, Opens in NYC June 6

News   Mint's Revival of Poignant 1918 Comedy A Little Journey, With Rosemary Prinz, Opens in NYC June 6
 
A group of strangers board a westbound train for a life-altering voyage in Rachel Crothers' 1918 Broadway play, A Little Journey, which officially opens Off-Broadway June 6 at the Mint Theater Company's home, after previews that began May 12.

Samantha Soule and Jennifer Blood
Samantha Soule and Jennifer Blood Photo by Richard Termine

Jackson Gay directs the Pulitzer Prize-nominated ensemble work that will run through July 10. The original production played 252 Broadway performances and later toured the country. A 1927 silent film was also made.

The cast of A Little Journey includes Laurie Birmingham, Jennifer Blood, McCaleb Burnett, Anthony L. Gaskins, Ben Hollandsworth, Victoria Mack, Joey Parsons, Rosemary Prinz, Doug Rees, Ben Roberts, Chet Siegel, Samantha Soule, John Wernke and Craig Wroe.

According to the Mint, "Set entirely on a westbound train over the course of a four-day trip, A Little Journey tells the story of Julie Rutherford, a proud but broken young woman who believes that things cannot possibly get any worse — until disaster strikes." The work showcases "an eccentric and charming array of passengers: there's the auburn-topped lady from New York, excruciatingly funny in her ultra-sophistication and yet human; there are two young college lads, awkward, yet lovable; there's the sweet young girl, traveling with her deaf grandma; the self-centered plutocrat who travels in the drawing room; an unmarried mother; Jim West, the big-hearted Westerner; and Julie Rutherford, the girl who finds real life after having been hedged about and bound by conventions and traditions. Julie's down on her luck, and Jim is a lonely rancher who's survived his own troubled life journey. Jim falls in love, but Julie sinks deeper into despair…until a dangerous detour gives them an unexpected chance at happiness."

The production has set design by Roger Hanna, costume design by Martha Hally, lighting design by Paul Whitaker and sound design by Jane Shaw.

For tickets and further information phone (212) 315-0231 or visit MintTheater. The Mint Theater Company is located at 311 W. 43rd Street in New York.

Samantha Soule, Victoria Mack, Joey Parsons and John Wernke
Samantha Soule, Victoria Mack, Joey Parsons and John Wernke Photo by Richard Termine
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