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 will feature 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.
Holed up in a seedy motel on the edge of the Mojave Desert, two former lovers unpack the deep secrets and dark desires of their tangled relationship, passionately tearing each other apart. Led by director Daniel Aukin (Back Back Back at MTC, 4,000 Miles), Tony winner Nina Arianda (Venus in Fur at MTC, Born Yesterday) and Sam Rockwell (A Behanding in Spokane, The Way Way Back) bring an explosive intensity to Sam Shepard’s (Buried Child, True West) landmark myth of the new Wild West.