BY MILES MALLESON
MINT THEATRE COMPANY
“IMMACULATELY WELL-MADE, COMPREHENSIVELY SATISFYING piece of theater, old-fashioned in style without feeling at all dated, and the Mint’s production, directed by Jenn Thompson and featuring an ensemble cast OF SUPREME MERIT, is BEYOND PRAISE...MS. THOMPSON IS AN ARTIST OF UNUSUAL VERSATILITY. She’s staged everything from “Oklahoma!” to Neil Simon’s “Lost in Yonkers,” always with An total understanding of the material and a willingness to let it speak for itself instead of imposing her own style. What stands out in her production of “Conflict” is its understated delicacy: No voices are raised, no hair is torn, yet the play’s powerful emotions come through loud and clear."
- Terry Teachout, Wall Street Journal
"ENGAGING...WINNING...a playwright of insight and wit and cool compassion... 'Conflict' REACHES ACROSS THE DECADES AND THE AISLE."
- The New York Times, Critic's Pick
“An EXCELLENT production from the Mint…A meeting between two soon-to-be rivals, as directed by Jenn Thompson, is a MASTERPIECE of tension and exposition.”
- The New Yorker
"LOVELY and AUTHENTIC… a HANDSOME, WELL-ACTED production…ASTUTELY STAGED
by director Jenn Thompson."
- Curtain Up
“SPLENDID…INTRIGUING…Director Jenn Thompson aids and abets these wonderfully nuanced portrayals”
- Talkin' Broadway
“EXCELLENT…IMPECCABLE. The Mint’s production is highly enjoyable in just about every way…impeccably produced, with assured staging by Jenn Thompson.”
- New York Stage Review
“ABSORBING…HANDSOME and NEATLY-ACTED…Jenn Thompson, who directs the production, evidently appreciates the play’s moment-by-moment variations in tone and SHE STAGES THEM WITH CONFIDENCE AND SENSITIVITY.”
- Michael Sommers
"STRIKING…SPLENDID…FIRST RATE…combines romance, politics and class…Jenn Thompson’s direction reveals an aptitude for this material.”
“SUMPTUOUS…A VIBRANTLY HUMAN STORY…balances romance with righteousness…
Director JENN THOMPSON LOVINGLY DRAPES THE SHOW'S WIT AND WISDOM IN A PERIOD FEEL THAT NEVER LAPSES.”
“A SHARP piece of social commentary that has lost little or none of its relevance. And, under Jenn Thompson's ASSURED DIRECTION of a SPARKLING cast, IT'S A RATTLING GOOD TALE.”
- Lighting and Sound America
“PURE-GOLD…RUSH TO THE MINT! The BEAUTIFUL, TASTEFUL production was SKILLFULLY DIRECTED by Jenn Thompson.”
- Theatre Pizazz
“ASTONISHINGLY RESONANT! EXQUISITE…SPLENDID. Director Jenn Thompson has a great feel for characterization.”
- Women Around Town
“INTRIGUING…SUPERB performances all around…director Jenn Thompson imbues the play with realism, stature and insight.”
- Wolf Entertainment
“A Vintage Play Ringing True With Relevance! EXQUISITE…SUPERLATIVE DETAILS…
The performances by the seven cast members are EXCELLENT.”
- Zeal NYC
“MARVELOUS…PERFECTION…Under Jenn Thompson’s EFFECTIVE DIRECTION, fortified by a BRILLIANT ensemble cast, it is a BEAUTIFULLY CRAFTED and TOTALLY ABSORBING play that is set in 1925 but is as relevant today as any of this week’s news headlines.”
- On and Off Broadway
“A SUPERB and PERFECTLY REALIZED revival…Thanks to the able and astute direction of Jenn Thompson and LETTER-PERFECT ENSEMBLE, Malleson’s clever twists on class, sex, politics, gender, and social hypocrisy receive a novel exploration.”
- Blog Critics
“EXTRAORDINARY…FASCINATING…a BEAUTIFUL production of a lost gem of a play, complete with smart and clear direction, wonderful performances, and impeccable design elements.”
- Show ShowDown
“A production BEAUTIFULLY RENDERED, fully intact, and ready for examination…Conflict – A Love Story works its MAGIC on us, with subtlety and a thoughtful argument for modern romance and equality. And for that, I stand and cheer its arrival.”
- He Says, Times Square Chronicles
"PERFECT...BRILLIANT...it might be one of the Mint’s best shows. Conflict is proof that ideas, principals and entertainment can age and become even more relevant."
- What's On Off-Broadway
"GORGEOUS...A WONDERFUL TIME IN THE THEATRE... Conflict is compelling, relevant, thought-provoking, and perfect for the theatre of today...Jenn Thompson’s direction makes this feel like Downton Abby. She understands the meter and the cadence this type of period piece needs to seem as contemporary as it does."
- She Says, Times Square Chronicles
"NOT TO BE MISSED, a BRILLIANT political and social drama which has tremendous relevance for today...SUPERBLY DIRECTED by Jenn Thompson with a CRACKERJACK CAST...this is not only one of the Mint’s best offerings, it is also THE MOST SATISFYING PLAY IN TOWN."
- Theatre Scene
"THOROUGHLY ENGAGING...OUTSTANDING....catnip to Thompson and the Mint’s EXCELLENT actors who lend a roller-coaster intensity to the narrative ups and downs."
- Off-Off Online
"AN ABSOLUTELY SPLENDID" CAST...Director Jenn Thompson gives them all some fetching physical business to point up their social standing, and the IMPRESSIVE two hours-plus fly by."
- Theatre Scene
"EXCITING...Director Jenn Thompson understands dramatic intersections and allows the actors to play out subtext and nuance. There is a freshness to the choices and reactions of the characters."
- Theatre Wire
"NOT TO BE MISSED...If you want to see what OUTSTANDING DIRECTION of a play means, get yourself to the Mint Theater’s production of Conflict. Jenn Thompson has orchestrated A MASTERFUL REVIVAL of this SUBERB 1925 story."
- Theatre Reviews From My Seat
"DELIGHTFUL...BRILLIANTLY CONSTRUCTED...serves up excellence in every category...
REFRESHINGLY MODERN and decidedly progressive."
- Theatre Reviews Limited
"DARN GOOD THEATRE..."Conflict has a spirit and flair about it that makes it seem like it is a more contemporary piece. This Mint Theater production has A SUPERB CAST and FINE STAGING to bring it to life so it can be enjoyed by an entirely new generation of theater-goers."
- Let's Go To The Theatre