Mint Theatre Presents D.H. Lawrence—The Playwright, June 7

News   Mint Theatre Presents D.H. Lawrence—The Playwright, June 7
Many New York theatregoers did not know that novelist Thomas Wolfe was also a playwright until Off-Broadway's Mint Theatre Company presented Welcome to Our City a few seasons back.

Now the troupe is out to reveal the hidden dramatist in D.H. Lawrence, the author of such famous novels as "Lady Chatterly's Lover" and "Women in Love." The Mint and director Martin L. Platt will offer Lawrence's drama The Daughter-in-Law, beginning June 7. It will run until July 13. Mikel Sarah Lambert, Jodie Lynne McClintock, Angela Reed, Peter Russo and Gareth Saxe star. Lawrence 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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