A timeless drama of wealth, class and the true cost of love
By Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Based on the Henry James novella “Washington Square”
Directed by Dennis M. Lickteig
In elegant Washington Square of 1850’s New York, a wealthy widower has never gotten over the loss of his wife during childbirth – a woman of great beauty, confidence and grace. His plain, dutiful daughter, Catherine, lacks these qualities … just as she lacks her father’s affection and approval. Soon, Catherine’s opulent, but sheltered, world is interrupted by the attentions of a charismatic young suitor. And Catherine is left to decide if she will empower herself with the skills needed to navigate the narrow course between desire and obedience, heart and heartache, betrayal … and revenge.
“Romance, money, lies, manipulation…this play has it all!” –The New York Post