THE PRICE OF THOMAS SCOTT Begins Tomorrow at The Mint
Meet Miss Baker will kick off tomorrow, Thursday evening, with The Price of Thomas Scott, directed by Mint Theater Artistic Director Jonathan Bank.
Meet Miss Baker is Mint's latest effort in its ongoing commitment to create new life for neglected women playwrights. From Pulitzer-Prize winning plays by Zona Gale and Susan Glaspell, to forgotten works by Rachel Crothers, Cicely Hamilton, Githa Sowerby, Hazel Ellis, Maurine Dallas Watkins, Lillian Hellman, Rose Franken and Dawn Powell, Mint has long been a champion of neglected plays by women. English playwright Elizabeth Baker will receive three productions, each getting their American premiere, over the next two years.
For The Price of Thomas Scott Mr. Bank directs a cast that features Donald Corren, Andrew Fallaize, Emma Geer, Josh Goulding, Mitchell Greenberg, Nick LaMedica, Jay Russell, Tracy Sallows, Mark Kenneth Smaltz, Ayana Workman, and Arielle Yoder.
Performances begin January 24th and continue through March 23rd at Theatre Row (410 West 42nd Street). Opening Night is set for February 20th. The Price of Thomas Scottwill have scenic design by Vicki R. Davis; costume design by Hunter Kazcorowski; lighting design by Christian DeAngelis; sound design by Jane Shaw; and prop design by Chris Fields. Casting is by Stephanie Klapper, CSA.
Performances of The Price of Thomas Scott will be Tuesday through Saturday evenings at 7:30pm with matinees Saturday & Sunday at 2pm. No performance on Tuesday February 5th, with Special Added Matinees at 2pm on February 6th, 13th and March 20th. All performances will take place at Theater Row (410 West 42nd Street, between 9th and Dyer Avenues). Tickets for The Price of Thomas Scott will be $65.00 (including $2.25 theater restoration fee) and can be purchased online at Telecharge.com, by phone at 212-239-6200 or in person at the Theatre Row Box Office.
Meet Miss Baker will begin with The Price of Thomas Scott, about a businessman who hesitates to sell his shop for conversion into a dance hall, because he considers dancing immoral. Baker's comic-drama poses probing questions about prejudice, principles, pretense and progress. The Price of Thomas Scott has had only one production (at the Gaiety Theatre in Manchester, 1913).
Mint will follow Thomas Scott with overlapping productions of two Baker plays at twotheaters within Theater Row in the summer of 2020. This Theatre Row twin bill will include Baker's surprising comedy Partnership, about an ambitious professional woman who receives a tempting business proposition, and Baker's claim to fame, Chains. In between and continuing beyond, Mint will present readings of many of her other plays. Publication of Elizabeth Baker Reclaimed will coincide with the Baker twin bill in 2020.
For more information visit minttheater.org.