The Age of Innocence
April 5 – May 6
By Edith Wharton
Adapted for the Stage by Douglas McGrath
Directed by Doug Hughes
Approximate Running Time: TBD
Recommended Ages: 14+
$25 | $42 | $63 | $79 | $90
All Regular Season Student Seats $18.
Includes all fees. Prices subject to change without notice. Please call for Student Matinee Rates.
The Gilded Age of the 1870s.
New York City society at its most cultivated, wealthy and rigid—an elite class of people who dreaded scandal more than disease. In her Pulitzer Prize-winning novel, Edith Wharton introduces us to the courtly young gentleman lawyer Newland Archer; his traditional and demure fiancée May; and the free-spirited Countess Olenska, who has come home from Europe, tainted by scandal. From the moment Newland meets the Countess, he is torn between virtue and desire, and all three are forced to make the agonizing choice, ever old and ever new, between love and honor.
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April 10, 11 & 17
Join members of the cast and our Artistic staff for a free discussion, immediately following select 7:30 p.m. performances on Tuesday or 2 p.m. Wednesday matinees. FREE
Pride & Plays
April 11, 6:00pm
FREE pre-show nosh and complimentary wine, soda and coffee (plus drink specials at a cash bar) for our lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender patrons and allies.
For tickets to the 7:30 p.m. show, use Promo Code LGBT25 and save 25% off seats for this special performance.
Sunday Afternoon Discussion
Immediately following the 2 p.m. Matinee
Enjoy a discussion with artists and scholars connected with the production immediately following the 2 p.m. matinee. FREE.
Open Captioned Performances
April 15, 2:00pm & 7:30pm
For patrons who are deaf or have hearing loss. FREE with admission.
Audio Described Performances
April 21, 2:00pm
For patrons who are blind or have low vision. FREE with admission.
The Katharine K. McLane & Henry R. McLane Charitable Trust
Edward C. and Ann T. Roberts Foundation
The Saunders Foundation
Jack & Donna Sennott
Assisting Production Sponsors