Mint Theatre Makes Hit Daughter-in-Law an Open Run

News   Mint Theatre Makes Hit Daughter-in-Law an Open Run
It's become the in-law they hope will never leave.

Off-Broadway's Mint Theatre Company has made its current hit production of D. H. Lawrence's The Daughter-in-Law an open-ended run—a rarity for the company, whose productions often extend, but not indefinitely. The show began performances on June 7 and was previously extended to July 27.

Mikel Sarah Lambert, Jodie Lynne McClintock, Angela Reed, Peter Russo and Gareth Saxe star.

Lawrence is the author of such famous novels as "Lady Chatterly's Lover" and "Women in Love." He wrote The Daughter-in-Law in 1911, when the British author he was a young schoolteacher in Croyden. It concerns Luther, a young miner, and his new wife, a former governess. Their differing backgrounds create tension in the marriage, which are aggravated by Luther's mother and explode when it's revealed that the husband made another woman pregnant before he got married.

Lawrence wrote eight plays. Not one of them was staged in his lifetime and Daughter-in-Law was not even available in print until 1965. It was produced at the Royal Court in 1968 and at the Young Vic in 2002. Still, the writer's stage work is nearly unknown in America.

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