American Premiere of John Van Druten's London Wall Extends Off-Broadway Run

By Carey Purcell
March 17, 2014

The American premiere of London Wall has extended its run at the Mint Theater Company for a second time. 



Performances of John Van Druten's romantic drama will now continue through April 20. The production had been scheduled to run through March 30. 

London Wall opened Feb. 24 following previews that began Feb. 1.

Directed by Davis McCallum, the cast features Julia Coffey, Katie Gibson, Matthew Gumley, Jonathan Hogan, Laurie Kennedy, Elise Kibler, Stephen Plunkett, Christopher Sears and Alex Trow.

"[The play] explores the tumultuous lives and love affairs of the women employed as shorthand typists in a busy solicitor’s office in 1930’s London," press notes state. "Pat Milligan, a naïve young typist, falls for the charms of a predatory junior lawyer. Watching with concern is the firm’s senior secretary, her too-timid suitor and several others in the office. Presiding over all is Mr. Walker, gamely trying to navigate a new kind of office where men and women must work side by side."

London Wall premiered in May 1931 at the Duke of York's Theatre in London. The recent revival of London Wall, which began performances at Finborough Theatre Jan. 29, 2013, marked the first London production of Van Druten's play in 82 years.

Van Druten's works include Old Acquaintance; The Voice of the Turtle; I Remember Mama; Bell, Book and Candle; and I Am a Camera.

London Wall features scenic design by Marion Williams, costume design by Martha Hally, lighting design by Nicole Pearce, sound design by Jane Shaw and properties design by Joshua Yocum.

Tickets and more information are available by calling (866) 811-4111 or visiting minttheater.org.