(Feingold’s article appeared in the Village Voice, 9/7.)
I could wish, and fairly often do, that I liked the Mint Theater's productions better. But when an institution fulfills a necessary function, one on which most of its sister institutions have fallen down on the job, you cut the folks who do the right thing a certain amount of slack. Jonathan Bank, the Mint's artistic director, is not one of the world's great directors—at times perhaps not even a very good one. But he's extremely good at fulfilling the function for which the Mint was created: to find and produce neglected or forgotten plays that are worth seeing.