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Updated: 06/11/2014 08:00:00AM

A dramatic tale of manners and money at Lemon Bay Playhouse

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New York Ladies in the 1850's who are performing in "The Heiress" from June 11-29 at Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood include: Elizabeth Almond (Shirley Beauchmin), Maria (Jennifer Reed), Caitlin Waldrop (Catherine Sloper), Lavina Penniman (Ann Hanushek), and Marian Almond, (Mariah Phillips).

Cousins in the play "The Heiress" being performed at Lemon Bay Playhouse in Englewood from June 11-29, rehearse a scene directed by Leanne Hanson. L-R Marian Almond (Mariah Phillips, Director, Leanne Hanson in back, and Catherine Sloper, Caitlin Waldrop.


The year is 1850 and the characters in the show, "The Heiress," are seen gathered in the front parlor of Dr. Sloper’s house in Washington Square for a portrait. Seated (left to right) are Shelley Beauchemin (Elizabeth Almond), Mariah Phillips (Marian Almond), Ann Hanushek (Lavinia Penniman), Caitlin Waldrop (Catherine Sloper) and Leann Frizzell (Mrs. Montgomery). The cast members standing (from left to right) are Jennifer Reed (Maria), Mike Hilton (Morris Townsend), and Ric Goodwin (Dr. Austin Sloper).


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In Lemon Bay Playhouse's final production of the season, "The Heiress," written by husband and wife team Ruth and Augustus Getz, a father believes that his daughter's suitor is a fortune hunter, and he does everything in his power to end the relationship.

Adapted from the 1880 Henry James novel "Washington Square," "The Heiress" first appeared on Broadway in 1948.

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