Washington Square

About This Show

Washington Square centers on Catherine Sloper, a wealthy young woman raised in a house of grief by a father bitterly dead to love. Surrounded by society and family who perceive her as plain and soft-spoken, Catherine remains steadfastly committed to her forward-thinking optimism. When Morris Townsend, a mysterious suitor, makes a bid for her heart, Catherine is torn between following her instincts or heeding the warnings of her cruel father and persistent aunt.

While the novel is set in a fashionable New York home during the late 19th century, Sharp’s radical interpretation strips away all of the excess of the time period to deeply focus on Catherine’s journey into becoming her own person. This sparse, actor-focused design heightens the psychological underpinnings of the story, building tension as the play hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion.

Show Details

Dates: First Preview: October 5, 2022 Opening Night: October 8, 2022 Final Performance: October 29, 2022
Location: Axis Theatre, New York

1 Sheridan Square,

New York,


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Theatermania Review

| | October 8, 2022
Randy Sharp’s brisk adaptation of Henry James’s short novel is having its premiere at the Axis Theatre in Greenwich Village.

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