Off-Broadway's Mint Theater announced the cast of its upcoming production of Pulitzer Prize winner George Kelly's Philip Goes Forth. Jerry Ruiz (Love Goes to Press) will direct a cast featuring Cliff Bemis (Irving Berlin's White Christmas), Teddy Bergman (Peter and the Starcatcher), Bernardo Cubria (Basilica), Jennifer Harmon (Deuce), Carole Healey, Christine Toy Johnson (The Music Man), Natalie Kuhn (The Last Seder), Brian MacDonald (The Merchant of Venice), Jennifer McVey (The Merchant of Venice) and Rachel Moulton. Performances are scheduled to begin on August 24 with an official opening set for September 16.
Philip Goes Forth premiered on Broadway in January of 1931 at the Biltmore Theatre where it ran 97 performances. The play tells the story of young man who moves to New York to pursue his dream of being a playwright. His father, who wants him to remain in the family business, sees him off with the warning, "Don't imagine whenever you get tired floating around up there in the clouds that you can drop right back into your place down here. That isn't the way things go!"
The Mint Theater production will feature scenic design by Steven C. Kemp, costume design by Carisa Kelly, lighting design by Christian DeAngelis, and sound design by Toby Algya.