Mint Theater Company's production of Stanley Houghton's Hindle Wakes, a British realistic play over a century old, vibrantly brings to the contemporary table sexual issues which preoccupy us today, however sublimated they may be by the overt needs of some to be politically correct. Ethics, class, customs and morals threaten to overwhelm the lives of two families in a Lancashire town called... Read more
Mint Theater Company continues its 2017-2018 Off-Broadway season at Theatre Row with a rare revival of Stanley Houghton’s Hindle Wakes. In fact, the production marks the play's first revival in 95 years.
Performances are staged at the Clurman Theatre within the Theatre Row complex.
(Photos by Todd Cerveris)
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It’s “Wakes Week” in Hindle; the mill is closed and the workers are idle. Fanny Hawthorn is relaxing at the seashore with a girlfriend when she runs into Alan Jeffcote, the mill owner’s son. Alan takes Fanny to a hotel in Wales for a few days of fun, but the fun stops when their parents find out. Of course, Alan should marry Fanny—who cares if Alan is already engaged. Should Alan do the right thing and make an honest woman of Fanny, or should he do the right thing and stand by his fiancé?