Plays by Ruth Goetz

audio The Heiress

LA Theatre Works
Type: Audio

A Tony Award-winning play based on the novel Washington Square by Henry James - one of James’ most complex and satisfying portraits of the American character. Set in New York City in 1850, the play centers on the painfully shy Catherine and her austere father. When Catherine falls in love with a handsome suitor, her father threatens to disinherit her, convinced that the young man could only be interested in Catherine’s fortune.

An L.A. Theatre Works full-cast performance featuring Amy Irving, George Gaynes, Chris Noth, Jane Beard, Helen Hedman, Maureen Kerrigan, Marty Lodge and Halo Wines.

Featuring: Jane Beard, George Gaynes, Helen Hedman, Amy Irving, Maureen Kerrigan, Marty Lodge, Chris Noth, Halo Wines

Ruth Goetz (1908-2001) is probably most famous for co-writing (with her husband Augustus Goetz) the 1947 play The Heiress, along with the screenplay for the feature length film two years later. The play was first staged in London and featured Ralph Richardson, James Donald, Peggy Ashcroft and Donald Sinden, with John Gielgud as director. She is also known for her work (again alongside Augustus) on Carrie (1952) and Rhapsody (1954). Ruth went on to write many scripts for stage and screen after the death of Augustus in 1957, including Sweet Love Remembered, a reflection on her husband, in 1959.