Susan, Meet God: Mint Theatre Opens Revival of Rachel Crothers Play June 18 | Playbill

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News Susan, Meet God: Mint Theatre Opens Revival of Rachel Crothers Play June 18 The Mint Theatre Company will wrap up its season of neglected plays by American women playwrights on June 18, when it opens its production of Rachel Crothers’ 1937 work Susan and God. Previews began June 6.

Artistic director Jonathan Bank directs.

Susan and God features Opal Alladin, Jennifer Blood, Matthieu Cornillon, Alex Cranmer, Timothy Deenihan, Katie Firth, Leslie Hendrix, Anthony Newfield, Al Sapienza and Jordan Simmons.

The play is about "the endearingly selfish Susan, a socialite who embraces a new religious philosophy while abroad and returns home eager to change everyone around her." Her husband takes her preaching to heart, and tries to improve himself. When "confronted with her husband’s sincere efforts, Susan must learn the difference between public facade and personal faith."

The play’s initial run lasted 288 performances on Broadway.

Rachel Crothers lived from 1878 to 1958. She contributed 24 full-length plays to the New York stage during her career. Between 1906 and 1937, she saw close to 30 of her plays produced on Broadway. Her first success was The Three of Us. Her final play on Broadway was Susan and God, starring Gertrude Lawrence in the title role. She was also an actress and playwright, who often directed her own work.

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