Meet Miss Baker will introduce New York audiences to the late playwright Elizabeth Baker, whose works were popular with British audiences from the 1910s to the 1920s.
Three plays by late English playwright Elizabeth Baker (1876–1962) will receive their American premieres in the next two years as part of the Mint Theater’s initiative to uncover forgotten plays by women writers.
The Mint’s Meet Miss Baker series will launch January 24, 2019, with The Price of Thomas Scott, which has not been produced since its 1913 U.K. premiere. The play about a businessman who hesitates to sell his shop after learning that it will be converted into a dance hall—something he considers to be immoral—will feature cast members Ronald Corren, Andrew Fallaize, Emma Geer, Josh Goulding, Mitchell Greenberg, Nick LaMedica, Jay Russell, Tracy Sallows, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Ayana Workman, and Arielle Yoder.
Artistic Director Jonathan Bank directs the production that will run through March 23 at Theatre Row.
In summer 2020 the Mint will return to Theatre Row with a double bill of Baker’s Chains and Partnership. The 32-year-old playwright achieved overnight fame in 1909 with a single performance of her first full-length work Chains, an intimate portrait of suburban life that was revived the following year by producer Charles Frohman at the Duke of York’s Theatre. Considered to be her best-known work, Chains will receive its American premiere alongside Baker’s 1917 comedy Partnership, about a young and ambitious businesswoman who receives a tempting business proposition.
The series will include readings of other works by Baker. Visit minttheater.org for complete programming details.