THE LUCKY ONE:
Author: A.A. Milne
Director: Jesse Marchese
Producer: Mint Theater Company
The Beckett Theatre
4/14/17 - 6/25/17
About the show:
The Lucky One by A.A. Milne is a serious comedy about sibling rivalry.
The Lucky One is the timeless story of antagonism between two brothers: Gerald, who stands in the sun and Bob, who stands in Gerald’s shadow. When Bob finds himself in serious legal trouble, he turns to Gerald for rescue. When Gerald fails to deliver, years of simmering resentment boil over in a confrontation that is as stirring as it is surprising.
The Lucky One - Mint Theater Special Information
When A.A. Milne passed away in 1956 at the age of 74, virtually all of his prodigious literary productivity was out-of-print—over two-dozen plays, plus numerous essay collections, ten novels, and several volumes of poetry—all forgotten. The only books that remained were four slim volumes of verses written for children between 1924 and 1928; four universally beloved books about a bear named Winnie-the-Pooh.
However, in the early 1920’s the real Christopher Robin Milne was just a baby and A.A. Milne was one of England’s most promising and successful playwrights. “In Alan Alexander Milne,” proclaimed one critic, “the English-speaking stage has at last found another master dramatist.”
“Few plays have ever been more directly and deeply searching of the springs of conduct; more subtle in depicting essential character...it is a play of quite extraordinary delicacy and soundness of feeling.” The New York Times, 1922