When Off-Broadway's Mint Theater mounted Harley Granville-Barker's 1905 play, The Voysey Inheritance, in the spring 1998, the show sold out its four-week run. Now that the company has brought the production back for a second stand, it has become an ever bigger hit. Beginning Jan. 12, the play was slated to end its run on Feb. 13, but due to admiring reviews, the Mint has extended the engagement until March 12.
George Morfogen heads the cast. Morfogen was recently featured in the Public Theater's production of Hamlet, starring Liev Schreiber. He previously appeared at the Mint in the title role of Austin Pendleton's Uncle Bob. The cast is rounded out by Robert Boardman, Lisa Bostnar (a Mint regular), Chet Carlin, Kurt Everhart, Sally Kemp, Jack Koenig, Sioux Madden, Sevanne Martin, Arleigh Richards and Kraig Swartz.
Voysey is one of British playwright Granville-Barker's best-known plays. It has been oft revived in London with success and was presented in a modified version at New Haven's Long Wharf Theatre in 1990, but never saw New York until the Mint dusted off the work.
The return engagement lasts from Jan. 12 to Feb. 13. Gus Kaikkonnen directs. For information, call (212) 315-0231.
-- By Robert Simonson