Rachel Crothers' Popular 1918 Play A Little Journey Returns to New York May 12

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The Mint Theater Company production of the Rachel Crothers' 1918 Broadway play, A Little Journey, a poignant comedy about a group traveling by train, begins performances May 12 Off-Broadway.

Jennifer Blood
Jennifer Blood

Jackson Gay directs the Pulitzer Prize-nominated ensemble work that will officially open June 6 for a 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.

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