Photo Flash: First Look at Mint Theater's FASHIONS FOR MEN
Mint Theater presents Fashions For Men by Ferenc Molnár, starring Mark Bedard, Joe Delafield, Jeremy Lawrence, Rachel Napoleon, Annie Purcell, Kurt Rhoads, Michael Schantz, Maren Searle, John Seidman, Jill Tanner, John Tufts, and Gabra Zackman. Performances began February 3rd and continue through March 29th. Opening Night is set for Sunday March 1st (7pm) at Mint's home (311 West 43rd Street). BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast onstage below!
Davis McCallum, who staged the Mint's recent hit London Wall (also broadcast as the first show on PBS Thirteen's new series "Theatre Close-Up") as well as the 2012 Pulitzer-Prize winning play Water by the Spoonful at Second Stage; Samuel D Hunter's Pocatello and The Whale at Playwrights Horizons, will direct. Fashions For Men will have sets by Daniel Zimmerman, costumes by Martha Hally, lighting by Eric Southern, sound and original music by Jane Shaw and properties by Joshua Yocum.
Fashions For Men is a comedy of character by Ferenc Molnár, set in a high-class haberdashery in Budapest (serving both men and women). The shop's owner, Peter Juhasz, is a saintly beacon of decency who only sees the good in everyone - making him easy prey for the sinners who surround him. When his wife steals his last dollar and runs off with his top salesman, Peter is on his own, facing bankruptcy. Will he wise up and learn to protect himself from those who would take advantage of his goodness? Or will he persist in seeing the world through the rose-colored lens of his own compassion?
The play was first produced at Budapest's National Theater in 1917. In 1922 it appeared on Broadway in an English translation by Benjamin Glazer, who had successfully translated Molnár's Liliom the previous year.
Tickets are $55 with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) and Premium Seats ($65) available for most performances. Performances take place on the Third Floor of 311 West 43rd Street. Tickets are available by calling the Mint box office toll-free at 866-811-4111 or by going to www.minttheater.org.
Photo Credit: Richard Termine
Mark Bedard and Joe Delafield