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The Heiress

by Ruth and Augustus Goetz

13-20 June 2020, 7.30pm

lady and parasol

Our final play of the main season is the classic 1947 drama adapted from the 1880 Henry James novel, Washington Square. Set in 1850s New York, it tells of shy, plain Catherine Sloper, an heiress who falls desperately in love with a charming and charismatic fortune hunter. Faced with her father’s antagonism towards the schemer, her lack of worldliness prevents her from realising the suitor is not drawn by her charm.