The Drama Desk and Obie Award-winning Mint Theater Company continues its 13th season of bringing new vitality to worthy but neglected plays with the world premiere of this new translation of Arthur Schnitzler's Der einsame Weg entitled The Lonely Way. Jonathan Bank directs.
The Lonely Way is a subtle and redemptive drama that explores the question of what makes a rewarding life. The central story revolves around the brilliant but failed artist Julian Fichtner, who has arrived at middle age with nothing to show for his life-long pursuit of pleasure, freedom and self-expression. After years of restless wandering, Julian returns home in the hopes of giving meaning to his existence by being near his 23 year-old son--a young soldier who has no idea that Julian is his father.