A DAY BY THE SEA:
Author: N.C. Hunter
Director: Austin Pendleton
Producer: Mint Theater Company
The Beckett Theatre
7/22/16 - 10/30/16
About the show:
Mint Theater Company presents the first ever New York revival of the 1953 play, A Day by the Sea by N.C. Hunter, directed by Austin Pendleton.
A Day by the Sea is a warm, human and often humorous depiction of the "crisis" of middle age. Julian Anson, a once-promising Foreign Service employee, confronts professional disappointment and personal failure while picnicking along the English seaside. Jolted into the realization that maybe it’s not too late - he seizes an opportunity to correct his past mistakes and start fresh - but will the results be any different?
A Day by the Sea - Mint Theater Company Special Information:
A Day by the Sea opened on the West End in 1953 and ran for 386 performances in a production that starred Dame Sybil Thorndike, Irene Worth, Sir John Gielgud and Sir Ralph Richardson. In New York, the play opened in 1955 with Jessica Tandy and Hume Cronyn headlining the cast; Hunter’s only Broadway production.
Brooks Atkinson of The New York Times called Hunter "a writer with a lot of charm, skill and taste" and went on to call the play, "a subtle, civilized comedy… humorous, touching, gentle, wistful, and wise."
In the words of New York Times’ critic Ben Brantley, Mint Theater is the "resurrectionist extraordinaire of forgotten plays."