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    Forge Theatre brings high-quality, year-round live theatrical entertainment to the Phoenixville community. Located at 241 First Avenue in Phoenixville, Forge offers a repertory of six productions a year. Our ongoing mission is to enrich and entertain our community by providing a superior theatre experience.

    When you visit the theatre, please observe our "Good Neighbor Policy" by not parking on First Avenue. Thank you.

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    Forge Theatre
    P.O. Box 474
    241 First Avenue
    Phoenixville, PA 19460
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Click HERE for production photos.


April 20, 21, 27, 28, 29, May 3, 4, 5, 2012

written by Ruth and Augustus Goetz, adapted from the Henry James novel, Washington Square.

Based on a Henry James 1880 novel, the story of The Heiress centers around the socially awkward and painfully shy spinster Catherine, who stands to inherit a tidy sum and suddenly finds herself the object of the attentions of the handsome but penniless Morris Townsend.  A classic tale of love and betrayal, The Heiress appeared for the first time at Forge in our 5th season.
Directed by Robert Marsch

Robert joined Forge in 1994 as the stage manager for HOUSE OF BLUE LEAVES.

Read Walter Bender’s review in STAGE Magazine HERE.  


Catherine Sloper – Maria Jarrell

Morris Townsend – Eric Jarrell

Dr. Sloper – Paul Leis

Aunt Penniman – Andrea Cronin

Maria – Kim Stratoti

Mrs Montgomery – Beverly Fox

Marian Almond – Shanna Lodge

Mrs Almond – Bev Smith


Robert Marsch – Director

Dee Henken – Producer

Cathy Stratoti – Stage Manager

Chris Haig – Set Design

Ellen Spampinato – Lighting Design

Chris Exley – Master Carpenter

Regina DePaolis – Costumes

Dean Soltes – Light Technician

Marnie Herzfeld – Sound Technician

Jacki Laskin – Props

Background and Resources

The Heiress – Synopsis and credits for 1947 play and 1949 film:  HERE

Washington Square, by Henry James –Complete E-text:  HERE

Old New York – gallery of old photos and prints:  HERE

English: Signature of writer Henry James


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