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About This Show

First performed in 1909, Chains tells the stories of a few ordinary people yearning for a less ordinary life. Charley lives with his wife Lily in suburban London, sharing a cramped house with a lodger. Charley commutes daily to an office in London, his only pleasure is the tiny garden patch beside the house which gives little satisfaction. Charley’s sister-in-law, Maggie, finds the drudgery of shop work so stifling that she plots an escape by marrying a kind man she doesn’t love—an escape that can’t provide the adventure she craves.

Charley & Maggie are both shaken when Charley’s lodger announces that he’s tired of the grind and he’s leaving for Australia—the day after tomorrow. His decision sends a tremor through the family that threatens to break the ties that bind Maggie and Charley to their ordinary lives.

Show Details

Running Time: 2hr 0min (1 intermission)
Dates: First Preview: June 7, 2022 Opening Night: June 23, 2022 Final Performance: July 23, 2022
Location: Theatre Row, New York City

410 W 42nd St,

New York,

10036

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Theatermania Review

| | June 23, 2022
Mint Theater Company presents the American debut of Elizabeth Baker’s 1909 drama.

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