HART presents 'The Heiress'
The Haywood Arts Regional Theatre will conclude its 2013 main stage season with the classic Broadway drama “The Heiress” opening Oct. 25 and running through Nov. 3.
The show is based on Henry James’ novel “Washington Square,” and tells the story of a middle-aged women destined to inherit a fortune from her father, who is suddenly courted by a handsome, but penniless gentleman. The story is set in New York in the 1890s and HART’s production will feature elaborate sets and costumes for the piece.
“The Heiress” opened on Broadway at the Biltmore Theatre on Sept. 29, 1947 and closed on Sept. 18, 1948 after 410 performances. Directed by Jed Harris, the cast starred Wendy Miller, Basil Rathbone and Peter Cookson.
The production then opened at London's Theatre Roayl, Haymarket in 1949 starring Ralph Richardson, Peggy Ashcroft and Donald Sinden and ran for 644 performances. The 1949 film version starred Olivia d’Haviland, Montgomery Clift, and Ralph Richardson.
HART’s productions is being directed by Frances Davis and will feature: Christy Bishop, Roger Magendie, Lise Hoffman, Ashleigh Millett, Shandee Trevino, Sean Bruce, Brooke Atwood, Michael Ottinger and Holly Cole.
“The Heiress” has performancesat 7:30 p.m. Oct. 25 and 26 and Nov. 1 and 2 and at 3 p.m. Oct. 27 and Nov. 3 at the HART Theater, 250 Pigeon St. in Waynesville. Reservations can be made by calling 456-6322 or visiting www.harttheatre.com.