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The Heir Apparent by David Ives
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Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes, including one brief intermission

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2018/19 Season

The Heir Apparent
PHILADELPHIA PREMIERE
By David Ives
From Le Légataire universel by Jean-François Regnard
Directed by M. Craig Getting
Now - December 16, 2018


When the family of a wealthy geezer gets wind of his imminent demise, an exuberant and hilarious struggle breaks out to get hold of his estate. In this tour de force of rhyming couplets and period costumes, comic suspense reigns. Will money, low cunning, or love triumph? From the playwright of New Jerusalem, The Liar, and Venus in Fur, this modern farce in the tradition of Molière crackles with humor, poetry, and romance.

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Special Performances & Events

  • Previews: Thursday 11/8 - Tuesday 11/13
  • Opening Night: Wednesday 11/14 at 7PM
  • Artists in Conversation: Post-show discussions with the artists immediately follow 2PM performances on Sunday 11/18, Wednesday 11/21, Sunday 11/25, and Wednesday 11/28.
  • Lantern Pub Night: Join us in the lobby after the performance on Friday 11/30 for lively conversation with members of the cast and crew over complimentary pub beverages.
The Cast (in order of appearance)

Chris Anthony
Chris Anthony
Eraste
Leonard C. Haas
Leonard C. Haas
Geronte
Adam Hammet
Adam Hammet
Scruple
Dave Johnson
Dave Johnson
Crispin
Mary Martello
Mary Martello
Madame Argante
Lee Minora
Lee Minora
Lisette
Ruby Wolf
Ruby Wolf
Isabelle

The Creative Team

Lance Kniskern, Scenic Designer  •  Marla Jurglanis, Costume Designer  •  Amanda Jensen, Lighting Designer  •  Christopher Colucci, Sound Designer  •  Dale Roth Nadel, Props Master  •  Rebecca Smith, AEA Stage Manager  •  Janet Embree, Production Manager
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Header Photo: Geneviêve Perrier and Charlie DelMarcelle in A Child's Christmas in Wales (2014); Kittson O'Neill, Maxwell Eddy, and Alex Boyle in Arcadia (2014); Damon Bonetti, Daniel Fredrick, and Dave Johnson in The Hound of the Baskervilles (2015); and Kirk Wendell Brown and Peter DeLaurier in The Train Driver (2014). Photos by Mark Garvin.

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