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The Heiress is an adaptation of the 1881 novel Washington Square by Henry James. James crafted a minutely detailed portrait of life among the New York aristocracy with his characteristic attention to historical accuracy. (James drew on his personal knowledge of Washington Square society for the novel. His grandmother had lived at No. 18 Washington Square North and he grew up around the corner on Washington Place.)

Ruth and Augustus Goetz have fashioned from the novel a thrilling and intense script.

Director: Scot Denton

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Studio Theatre, Sheridan


Maria: Genevieve Boudreau
Dr. Austin Sloper: Jean-Francois Poulin
Lavinia Penniman: Tricia Lackey
Catherine Sloper: Lora Cotter
Elizabeth Almond: Melodie Lemon
Arthur Townsend/Coachman: Daniel Falk
Marian Almond: Michelle M. Kaye
Morris Townsend: Patrick Cook
Mrs. Montgomery: Allison Toffan


The Heiress, Theatre Sheridan, musical theatre

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Theatre and Performance Studies


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Department of Visual and Performing Arts

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Original Citation

Denton, S. (Director). (2003, February 12 – 22). The heiress [Theatre Performance]. Oakville: Theatre Sheridan.

The Heiress, February 12 – 22, 2003



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