The Heiress

By Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Directed by Roderick Chappel

Hal Leonard


21/8/14 to 31/8/14


8:00pm / 2:00pm matinee


The Heiress by Ruth and Augustus Goetz is a strong American drama, first staged in 1947 and set in New York in 1850. It was adapted from the 1880 Henry James novel Washington Square. Catherine is the unsophisticated only child of Dr Austin Sloper, a prosperous medical practitioner. Catherine is courted by the young Morris Townsend, whom Dr Sloper suspects of being primarily interested in Catherine’s money. Catherine is determined to marry Morris, and the story develops around her growing awareness of his character and motives.


Maria: Carmen Ormeo Vittoriano
Dr Austin Sloper: Rick Heaney
Mrs Lavinia Penniman: Michelle Tanner
Catherine Sloper: Gemma Pantaleo
Mrs Elizabeth Almond: Aynslie Watson
Marian Almond: Theresa Brancatisano
Arthur Townsend: Gilbert Gauci
Morris Townsend: James Chappel
Mrs Montgomery: Del Barwick

Other Info

Next in our 60th Anniversary season, STAG is proud to bring this classic suspense back to our audiences, first presented in 1961.

The final Sunday matinee will be followed by champagne and nibbles.