Mint Theater today announced the cast for the first-ever revival of Love Goes To Press by Martha Gellhorn and Virginia Cowles. The Mint production will run from May 26 to July 22 at their home (311 West 43rd Street). Opening Night is set for Monday, June 18th.
Featured in the cast, directed by Jerry Ruiz, will be Heidi Armbruster, Rob Breckenridge, Peter Cormican, Bradford Cover, Curzon Dobell, David Graham Jones, Thomas Matthew Kelley, Ned Noyes, Jay Patterson, Angela Pierce, and Margot White.
Love Goes To Press is a sharp-tongued comedy about women war correspondents that had them rolling in the aisles in London in 1946. The play paints a delicious portrait of two smart, funny, brave, ambitious and complex women—working just miles from the front lines (as Cowles and Gellhorn did), surrounded by less competent, less adventurous men.
Martha Gellhorn was a trailblazing journalist, filing dispatches over the course of five decades from some of the most dramatic hot spots across the globe. Her career as a war correspondent began in 1937 when she reported on the Spanish Civil War for Colliers magazine. She was a resident of the famed Hotel Florida in Madrid, along with many other foreign correspondents, including Virginia Cowles—and Ernest Hemingway with whom she was having an affair. They married in 1940-and divorced in 1945. The HBO film Hemingway and Gellhorn directed by Philip Kaufman and starring Clive Owen and Nicole Kidman will premiere on May 28th, 2012.
Performances will be Tuesday through Thursday at 7 PM, Friday at 8 PM, Saturday at 2 PM & 8 PM, and Sunday at 2 PM. Tickets are $55, with some half-price tickets (CheapTix) available for every performance. All performances will take place on the Third Floor of 311 West 43rd Street.
Tickets are available by calling the Mint box office toll-free at 866-811-4111 or go to the Mint website, where you can also see video and more!