The Heiress


Finding one’s voice is never easy. Socially awkward and plain Catherine Sloper has struggled her entire life under the disapproving and resentful gaze of her father. It is the unexpected visit from a suitor full of sincerity and instantaneous devotion that awakens Catherine’s long abandoned hopes of true love and the opportunity for a fresh start. A devastating betrayal forces the scorned Catherine to learn how to roar, realize her truth and take control of her destiny.

Presented by Arena Stage at the Mead Center for American Theater

Show Type
Running Time
170 minutes
(1 Intermission)
Appropriate For 16+ Price Ranges
$50 - $99

Discount Tickets Available

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Box Office Phone: 202-488-3300

Schedule Open/Close Dates: 02/08/2019 - 03/10/2019
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Important Dates


  • 02/23/2019 - 2:00pm

Open Caption

  • 02/27/2019 - 7:30pm
  • 02/28/2019 - 8:00pm
Performer Role
Laura C. Harris Catherine Sloper
Lise Bruneau Mrs. Montgomery
Lorene Chesley Marian Almond
James Whalen Dr. Austin Sloper
Nancy Robinette Lavinia Penniman
Jonathan David Martin Morris Townsend
Kimberly Schraf Maria
Nathan Whitmer Arthur Townsend
Janet Hayatshahi Elizabeth Almond
Production Personnel
Ruth Goetz
Augustus Goetz
Seema Sueko
Costume Designer
Ivania Stack
Set Designer
Mikiko Suzuki MacMadams
Sound Designer
Emma M. Wilk
Lighting Designer
Sherrice Mojgani
Adapted By


Arena Stage - The Fichandler Stage
1101 Sixth Street SW, Washington, DC 20024
About the Venue:
The Fichandler Stage stands as the iconic, original theater space, with its epic, in-the-round auditorium and steeply raked seating tiers. The spirit of the Fichandler is celebrated in this 683-seat venue where patrons are never more than eight rows away from the stage, allowing the entire audience to be closer to the stage than ever before.

Getting There

  • Waterfront-SEU (Green Line)


  • Street parking
  • Paid garages


  • This venue is wheelchair accessible.
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