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TWU Drama presents
— 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.
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.
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?
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.
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 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
Tel: (940) 898-3456