Producers of The Double Bass Offer Discount to Local 802 Members

Volume CI, No. 3March, 2001

Local 802 members are likely to have a special interest in The Double Bass, a play by Patrick Süskind that explores the life and work of a professional musician on the back bench of the back row of the orchestra. The play details the story of his unrequited love, unappreciated talent, and ongoing wrestling match with largest of the stringed instruments.

“We are very eager to reach the audience of professional musicians that we know will really appreciate this play,” said Jonathan Bank, the Mint Theater’s Artistic Director. “It is chock full of inside humor and insight, and we are looking forward to sharing it with an informed and interested audience.” 802 members will be eligible for a $5 discount (by mentioning Code 802) when ordering their tickets. Full price tickets range from $19 to $24.

The Double Bass is being presented by The Mint Theater Company in association with the Working Theater. The Mint Theater has a reputation for bringing new attention to plays that have been unfairly overlooked, while the Working Theater is committed to producing culturally diverse plays that explore the lives of working people and the issues they confront in an increasingly complex world. This will be their first joint venture – an effort to ensure a diverse audience of working people for a work about a classical musician. The play is widely performed in Europe, but has had only limited exposure in the United States.

The production opened on Feb. 15 and will continue through March 11, with performances on Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings at 7 p.m. and Fridays and Saturdays at 8 p.m. Matinees are scheduled for Saturday at 2 p.m. and Sunday at 3 p.m.

The Mint Theater is located at 311 West 43rd Street on the fifth floor. For tickets and more information, call (212) 315-0231 or visit the Mint on-line at Tickets may be purchased on-line with no service charges.