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TWU Drama presents ‘The Heiress'


DENTON — A wealthy but plain girl falls in love with a young fortune hunter as the Texas Woman’s University Drama Program presents “The Heiress” March 9-11.

Performances will be held at 4 p.m. Thursday, March 8; at 8 p.m. Friday and Saturday, March 9-10; and at 2 p.m. Sunday, March 11. All performances will be at the new Redbud Theater Complex, located in Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students. For reservations or more information, call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.

Adapted from the Henry James novel “Washington Square” by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, “The Heiress” tells the story of Catherine Sloper (portrayed by Lindsay Turman of Lamesa), daughter of wealthy Dr. Austin Sloper (William Walker, of Houston), who falls in love with the handsome, young Morris Townsend (Dr. Patrick Bynane, assistant professor of drama at TWU). Her father, recognizing Townsend as a fortune hunter, disapproves of the relationship and threatens to disinherit his daughter if she marries him. After learning of this, Townsend jilts Catherine on the night they were to elope. Years later, after Catherine has inherited her father’s wealth, Townsend returns. He insists he’d only left because he couldn’t bear to see her destitute, and again asks for her hand. Will Catherine fall for his charms once more?

The cast also includes Erica Cole, Brian Patrick and Regan Hart, all of Denton; Jamie Hogue of Brownwood; Sherrie Wollenhaupt of Highland Village; Elizabeth Lambert of Trenton; and Bonnie McCrea of New Orleans, La.

TWU graduate student Amber Devlin directs the production, and Michelle Callaway of Denton serves as stage manager. Graduate students Audrey Lewis and Christina Anne Williams designed the costumes and the set, respectively. Lighting is under the direction of Judith Drouin, technical director for TWU’s drama program.

TWU Drama ends its season in April with the popular musical, “The Fantasticks” April 12-15 in the new Redbud Theater. The official gala opening of the theater is scheduled April 14.


For Further Information Contact:

Karen Garcia
Senior Copywriter
Tel: (940) 898-3456
e-mail: kgarcia@twu.edu

Page last updated January 22, 2009

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