The Heiress is in rehearsal at The Pasadena Playhouse

Posted by sara hennessy on Thursday, April 5, 2012

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Suggested by the Henry James Novel Washington Square
Richard Chamberlain
Heather Tom
Julia Duffy
Directed By Dámaso Rodriguez

An American Classic

April 24 – May 20, 2012 (Opens April 29)

Catherine Sloper, who stands to inherit a fortune from her ailing physician father, is a plain-looking young woman living under his malevolent scrutiny, as well as his well-meaning but cold-hearted demeanor. Dr. Sloper disapproves of Catherine's passionate suitor Morris Townsend, certain that the penniless young man has proposed marriage to win Catherine's inheritance. Catherine's too much in love to consider this potential betrayal, and when circumstances lead her to misinterpret Morris's intentions, THE HEIRESS reaches an unforgettable conclusion that brilliantly supports the richly psychological nuance brought to the preceding romance.