Academy Award nominee Jessica Chastain and Downton Abbey star Dan Stevens are currently charming Broadway audiences in Ruth and Augustus Goetz’s 19th-century drama The Heiress. Directed by Moises Kaufman and based on Henry James’ classic novel Washington Square, Chastain stars as Catherine Sloper, an exceedingly wealthy but plain-looking woman who falls in love with Morris Townsend (Stevens), a handsome but penniless suitor. Although Catherine is sure Morris is the man for her, her father (David Strathairn) and Aunt Penniman (Judith Ivey) suspect he is only after her money. Broadway.com resident artist Justin “Squigs” Robertson headed the Walter Kerr Theatre to watch the drama unfold, then sketched an elegant family portrait of (from left) Ivey, Stevens, Chastain and Strathairn. Check out Squigs’ rendering, then see The Heiress on Broadway!
About the Artist: With a desire to celebrate the magic of live theater and those who create it, and with a deep reverence for such touchstones as the work of Al Hirschfeld and the wall at Sardi’s, Squigs is happy and grateful to be among those carrying on the traditions where theater and caricature meet. He was born and raised in Oregon, lived in Los Angeles for quite a long time and now calls New York City his home.