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.
Directed by Doug Hughes
Show Times: Tuesday-Thursday @7:30pm, Friday and Saturday @8pm, Sunday @2pm. Added evening performances on Sunday April 8th and Sunday April 22nd @ 7:30pm. Added Matinee performances on Saturday April 14th, Wednesday April 18th and Saturday April 28th @2pm. No performance Wednesday, April 25th. hartfordstage.org