Axis Theatre presents a this new adaptation of the Henry James novel in a sparse, actor-focused staging. More…
From the show:
Washington Square centers on Catherine Sloper, a wealthy young woman raised in a house of grief by a father bitterly dead to love. Surrounded by a society and family who perceive her as plain and soft spoken, Catherine remains steadfastly committed to her forward-thinking optimism. When Morris Townsend, a mysterious suitor, makes a bid for her heart, Catherine is torn between following her instincts or heeding the warnings of her cruel father and persistent aunt.
See it if Willfully dispositioned father and intervening aunt force an Impatient to decide on unsuitable suitor's proposal."He is the wrong category."
Don't see it if Bare set w/ 2 contemp upholstered chairs.Quizically, for reclining,must plotz on stage."Give him up, you look stupid/I'm brave, I can wait"
See it if you know & love the book/Bway play/classic movie & want to see an abbreviated version-everyone else may find it hard to follow
Don't see it if you are not interested in the sharply critical, punitive, self-protective "family values" of the Gilded Age in 19th Century NYC
See it if you want to see a fresh take on the Henry James novella, you like theater stripped down to the bare essentials
Don't see it if you prefer to be convinced by period sets , you want a comedy
See it if If you know/like the novel and you would like to see an extremely stripped down version of the play
Don't see it if If you expect a lavish production. Four actors and two armchairs, on a bare small stage, are all you get here.