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Mint Theater to Present First New York Revival of A Day by the Sea

Austin Pendleton will direct the N.C. Hunter drama.

Austin Pendleton will direct the first-ever New York revival of N.C. Hunter's A Day by the Sea.
(© David Gordon)

The Mint Theater Company will present the first New York revival of A Day by the Sea, written by N.C. Hunter (A Picture of Autumn) and directed by Austin Pendleton. Performances will begin July 22 at the Beckett Theatre at Theatre Row and will run through September 24, with an official opening on August 25. The production will be the Mint's first as a resident theater company at Theatre Row.

A Day by the Sea is described as follows: "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?"

The cast will include Julian Elfer, Katie Firth, Philip Goodwin, Sean Gormley, Polly McKie, Kylie McVey, George Morfogen, Mark Anderson Phillips, Athan Sporek, and Jill Tanner. The production will feature scenic design by Charles Morgan, costume design by Martha Hally, lighting design by Xavier Pierce, and sound design by Jane Shaw.

A Day by the Sea opened on the West End in 1953 and ran for 386 performances in a production at the Haymarket. The cast featured Sir John Gielgud, Sir Ralph Richardson, Sir Lewis Casson, and Dame Sybil Thorndike.

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