Mint Theatre's Daughter-in-Law to Stay on Until July 27

News   Mint Theatre's Daughter-in-Law to Stay on Until July 27
You wouldn't think a theatre company could get very far by presenting plays nobody has heard of by authors people didn't know were playwrights. But that's just the stock in trade of Off-Broadway's Mint Theatre Company, which has lately won consistent critical accolades, leading to extended runs.

The latest success is The Daughter-in-Law by well-known novelist, but little-known dramatist, D.H. Lawrence. The show began performances on June 7 and has now extended its run by two weeks 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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