Mint Presents Rachel Crothers' Susan and God, Starting June 6

News   Mint Presents Rachel Crothers' Susan and God, Starting June 6
The Mint Theatre Company will wrap up its season of neglected plays by American women playwrights on June 6 with its production of Rachel Crothers’ 1937 work Susan and God.

Artistic director Jonathan Bank will direct. Opening night is scheduled for June 18.

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.

Susan and God will feature Opal Alladin, Heidi Armbruster, Jennifer Blood, Mathieu Cornillon, Alex Cramner, Timothy Deenihan, Katie Firth, Rob Gomes, Leslie Hendrix (as Susan) and Anthony Newfield.

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