by Ruth Ann and August Goetz
Directed by Robert FitzGerald
February 18 – March 13, Fridays & Saturdays at 8 p.m., Sundays at 2:30 p.m.
Wimberly Players Theatre, 450 Old Kyle Rd., Wimberley (click for map)
Tickets are $18 each ($20 each for opening night including a pre-show reception at 7 p.m.) available at www.wimberleyplayers.org. Box Office at 847-0575 is open Wednesdays & Thursdays, 2 - 5 p.m., Fridays 2 - 6 p.m.
The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz is an adaptation of Henry James's novel Washington Square. The play launches the Wimberley Players 2011 season and will run for four consecutive weekends.
This Tony Award winning drama is set in the drawing room of a mansion in an affluent residential square in New York City during the 1850’s. It immerses us in the life of Catherine Sloper, a wealthy, yet commonplace, young woman of a retiring and reserved disposition. Unexpectedly, she meets and is wooed by an attractive young man, Morris Townsend, and ultimately falls desperately in love.
We witness Catherine’s anguish, and feel her pain as she is torn between her wealthy father, Dr. Austin Sloper, who has dominated her life since birth, and the promise of a bright future with a man she dared not dream could be hers. Add to this mix a foolish, meddlesome aunt, with other members of two intertwined families and you have a story of love, selfishness, hope and plot-turning surprises. T he Heiress has humor that lightly taps you on the shoulder and brutal reality that slaps you in the heart.