Mary Broome OFF-BROADWAY REVIEWS

  • NY TIMES

  • Opening Night:
    August 18, 2012
    Closing:
    October 28, 2012

    Theater: Mint Theatre / 311 West 43rd Street, New York, NY, 10036

    Synopsis: 

    Monkhouse’s biting comedy tells the story of a household turned upside down by an upstairs/downstairs liaison. Mary, the housemaid, is pregnant by Leonard, the wayward son—and everyone is eager to do the right thing—if only they knew what that was.

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  • NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF Mary Broome

    With a Servant’s Pregnancy Comes a Man’s Chute From High Society

    Andy Webster

    September 24, 2012: Class conflict gets a workout in the Mint Theater Company’s lively, penetrating revival of “Mary Broome,” the troupe’s latest invigoration of a largely forgotten work. The play’s author, Allan Monkhouse (1858-1936), also a novelist and critic, was known for his acerbic dissections of the English bourgeoisie. “Mary Broome” — a comedy that first appeared in Manchester in 1911 and was last staged in Manhattan in 1919, at the Neighborhood Playhouse on Grand Street — cuts right to its heart.

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