PHOTO CALL: First Look at Mint Theater Company's The Fatal Weakness

By Joseph Marzullo
19 Aug 2014

The Fatal Weakness, George Kelly's comedy about romance, marriage and commitment, is presented by Mint Theater Company with performances beginning Aug. 19. 



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Cliff Bemis and Kristin Griffith
Photo by Richard Termine



The production will officially open Sept. 15 and continue through Oct. 12.

Jesse Marchese directs a cast that features Cliff Bemis, Cynthia Darlow, Kristin Griffith, Sean Patrick Hopkins, Patricia Kilgarriff and Victoria Mack.

Here's how the production is billed: "The Fatal Weakness tells the story of Ollie Espenshade, who, after 28 years of marriage is still an incurable romantic (her fatal weakness). Perhaps discovering that her husband is a lying cheat will cure her?"

The Fatal Weakness opened in New York Nov. 19, 1946, in a production starring Ina Claire. The play went on to be hailed "Best New Comedy" by George Jean Nathan's Honor List in "Theatre Book of the Year, 1946-1947."

Kelly's works include The Torch Bearers, The Show-Off and Craig's Wife.

The Fatal Weakness features scenic design Vicki R. Davis, costume design by Andrea Varga, lighting design by Christian DeAngelis, original music and sound design by Jane Shaw and properties design by Joshua Yocom.

Mint Theater Company is located at 311 West 43rd Street. Visit minttheater.org for more information.