February 27 through March 15
The Heiress, an American Classic about Status, Society and the True Cost of Love!
Fans of Downton Abbey's clandestine romances, saucy betrayals and period costumes will find plenty to love in The Heiress, Ruth and Augustus Goetz' Tony and Oscar-winning masterpiece of love and betrayal.
A compelling, psychological tale of a young woman's journey to win the affection of a distant and disappointed father, to experience the joys of romantic love and, ultimately, to discover her own place in the world, The Heiress marks the first time The Studio has presented a period piece – and a costume epic!
Based on Henry James' novel, Washington Square, this psychological drama examines the mores and status consciousness of 1850s New York society. The story centers on the shy and sheltered Catherine Sloper, daughter of a wealthy widower. When Catherine acquires a fast-moving suitor, her distant and controlling father suspects the charming young man is really only interested in her money. As events unfold, the slow arc of her revenge leads to a chilling end, where the rewards of cruelty are revealed.
Helmed by Carol MacLeod, Founder and Artistic Director of The Studio, The Heiress features Studio members Heidi Haggerty, Kent Welborn, Stephen Mastroieni, Judy Lebeau, Ashley Faulkner, Susan Back, Mary Clare Coleman, Steven Fajardo and Alexandra Erario.
"It is a challenging and exciting opportunity to present The Heiress because of the richness of its theatrical and literary history," says MacLeod. "There's a richness in its almost perfect structure, its compelling characters and exciting roles for actors, and its timeless message. What a wonderful opportunity for all of us involved to explore this compelling play from the treasury of American Drama."
The Heiress has had three award-winning productions on Broadway in the last 55 years in addition to being a celebrated novella by American Novelist, Henry James. Despite being one of literature's greatest novelists, James really wanted to pen a smash-hit for the stage. Now, thanks to the Goetzes and this exciting new production from Theatre Artists Studio, The Heiress realizes a century-long dream.
Theatre Artists Studio presents The Heiress from February 27 through March 15 at The Studio, 4848 E. Cactus Rd, #406, in Scottsdale. Show times are Thursday, Friday and Saturday nights at 7:30 p.m. and Sundays at 2:00 p.m.
Tickets are $20 for General Admission, $10 for Students 25 & Under and $15 for Groups of 10 or More, Seniors 65 and over and Members of the Military. For tickets, call the box office at 602-765-0120 or visit our TICKETS page.
This production is being presented under the auspices of the Actor's Equity Association Members Project Code.