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Chains Tickets

If you are sick of the ordinary, you will love this show.
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Chains Tickets

About Chains

Elizabeth Baker was literally an overnight success in 1909. She went from “obscure stenographer making five dollars a week” to “one of the most widely discussed playwrights in London” when her first play, CHAINS, had a one-performance “try-out” at the Royal Court in London in 1909. The Times and The Globe both called CHAINS “remarkable.” The next year, Baker’s drama was running in repertory with the plays of Galsworthy, Barrie, Granville Barker and Shaw, and was hailed as “the most brilliant and the deepest problem play by a modern British writer since Major Barbara.” (The New Age)

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 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.

Run time

2 hrs

Start date

June 7th, 2022

End date

July 17th, 2022

Categories

Age

CHAINS is appropriate for ages 12 and up.

103 Reviews

Phil 9070

Phil 9070

414 Reviews | 96 Followers
80
Relevant, Intelligent, Great writing, Great acting, Clever

See it if You have enjoyed previous mint Theater Company Productions which include wonderful costumes, set and acting. This time the mint takes on

Don’t see it if Another play by Elizabeth Baker. Previously they performed the price of Thomas Scott in 2019. Don't see it if you are looking for lighter

Patrick M 4

Patrick M 4

1212 Reviews | 345 Followers
81
Entertaining, Relevant, Slow, Great acting, Great staging

See it if you want to experience a 110+ year old play that is relevant today, with a phenomenal set, depicting the early 20th Century, and costumes.

Don’t see it if it you are impatient - the first act builds slowly. You want a happy or lively play.

DOUG Rob NYC

DOUG Rob NYC

770 Reviews | 424 Followers
87
Great writing, Relevant, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if A period piece with great staging, costumes & acting. Interesting that period pieces share today’s message

Don’t see it if If you prefer more present plays, then skip this one.

Elisa 9119

Elisa 9119

615 Reviews | 286 Followers
85
Great writing, Clever, Great staging, Great acting, Absorbing

See it if Some middle-class Edwardians consider choosing adventure over responsibility (chains) in a timeless drama perf by a grt cast on cozy stage.

Don’t see it if You are not for scene changes done during a performance. You need to focus a little to appreciate the sophisticated British language.

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Venue

410 West 42nd Street (between 9th and Dyer Avenue), New York, NY, USA, 10036

Tickets

Unfortunately, tickets for this event are no longer available.

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