Portrait of Courage
February 8 – March 10
By Ruth Goetz and
Suggested by the
Henry James Novel
The Fichandler Stage
“This is juicy high-toned melodrama.”
The Heiress is generously sponsored by Barbara and Arthur Bushkin, Daniel Korengold and Martha Dippell and and Ilene and Steven Rosenthal.
Finding one’s voice is never easy. Socially awkward and plain Catherine Sloper has struggled her entire life under the disapproving and resentful gaze of her father. It is the unexpected visit from a suitor full of sincerity and instantaneous devotion that awakens Catherine’s long abandoned hopes of true love and the opportunity for a fresh start. A devastating betrayal forces the scorned Catherine to learn how to roar, realize her truth and take control of her destiny.
Ruth and Augustus Goetz
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