Past Shows - The Heiress
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a play by Ruth and Augustus Goetz (1947)
based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James

Directed by JUDY HOLMES

March 17 & 18 (8:00 pm)
March 19 (2:00 matinee)
March 24 & 25 (8:00 pm)

In the Good Knight Theatre at the Duxbury High School
Cast Photo

Story of the Play

THE HEIRESS (set in 1850) is about the love of a shy and plain young woman, Catherine, for a charming young man , Morris, who seems to see beyond her social ineptitude and return her love. Her father , the wealthy Dr Sloper, suspects that he is a fortune hunter and forbids their marriage. Sloper's opinion of Morris seems confirmed when he fails to appear for their planned elopement after learning that Catherine will be disinherited if they marry. Two years after Sloper's death, Morris appears again and asks Catherine to marry him. Catherine suggests that they carry out the plans they had made originally, but when Morris returns at the appointed time, Catherine leaves him knocking frantically at the door.

Cast & Production Staff
MariaCorinne Mason
Dr. Austin SloperRoy Rider
Lavinia PennimanTheresa Chiasson
Catherine SloperSims McCormick
Elizabeth SloperJan Higbee
Arthur TownsendStephen Doherty
Marian AlmondMargaret Kelly
Morris TownsendJoe Lagreca
Mrs. MontgomeryAlice Finnegan
ProducersTheresa Chiasson, Sims McCormick
Stage ManagerOlivia Gemelli
Media/PublicitySims McCormick