The Heiress

Directed by Isabel Mendia: A Reimagined Production of a Classic Story of Humor, Heartbreak, and Goodness

by Ruth and Augustus Goetz

Poster of The Heiress

The Heiress, based on Washington Square by Henry James, tells the story of Catherine, an unlikely heroine. Torn between a desire to win her father’s approval and passion for the first man who has ever declared his love for her, Catherine faces an agonizing choice, and eventually becomes all too aware of the restrictions that others seek to place on her freedom. This production, placing the Victorian tale in the change-filled years of 1958-1961, uses wit and heartbreak to prove that strength and happiness does not come from the approval of others, but instead arises from self-confidence in the face of a society that refuses to value one’s character.

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Performance Dates & Times

April 14, 2016 - 8:00pm

April 15, 2016 - 8:00pm

April 16, 2016 - 2:00pm

April 16, 2016 - 8:00pm


Crescent Underground

Venue Accessibility: 
Venue lobby is accessible via elevators located near both the Morse and Stiles dining halls. Upper seating is accessible via main venue entrance. Facilities and stage level seating are accessible via a ramp to the left of the main venue entrance.


Catherine Sloper
Morris Townsend
Dr. Austin Sloper
Lavinia Penniman
Mrs. Montgomery/Marian
Arthur Townsend
Mrs. Almond

Production Team

Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Costume Designer
Graphic Designer
Hair Artist
Lighting Designer
Lighting Designer
Makeup Artist
Head Electrician
Props Designer
Props Supervisor
Sound Designer
Stage Manager