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The Heiress

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The Heiress, Walter Kerr Theatre, NYC Show Poster
Walter Kerr Theatre

219 West 48th Street
New York, NY 10036

2hrs, 45mins
1 Intermission
Important Dates
Oct 06, 2012
Nov 01, 2012
Feb 09, 2013
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What Is the Story of The Heiress?
Set in New York City in the 1850s, The Heiress follows Catherine, a plain-looking but exceedingly wealthy woman who lives with her father, Dr. Austin Sloper, in Washington Square. Despite having a staff of maids and chefs and the best clothing money can by, Catherine is awkward, shy and “unmarriageable.” When she falls in love with Morris Townsend, a charming but penniless suitor, Dr. Sloper is immediately suspicious the man is after Catherine’s inheritance. In an attempt to end the relationship, Dr. Sloper vows he will write Catherine out of her will if she marries Morris. When Dr. Sloper becomes ill, Catherine is forced to make the painfully difficult choice between her father and the man she hopes to marry.