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147 E. Pueblo St., Reno, NV 89502

The Heiress

Written by: Ruth and Augustus Goetz
Directed by: Shira Dubrovner

  • Evening Showdates: May 2, 3, 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17 @ 7:30pm
  • Matinee Showdates: May 4, 11, 18 @ 2:00pm


  • Regular: $16 per person
  • Senior/Student/Military: $13 per person

The background of the play is New York in the 1850s and the basic story tells of a shy and plain young girl, Catherine Sloper, who falls desperately in love with a delightful young fortune hunter. Catherine’s lack of worldliness prevents her from realizing that the young man proposing to her is not entirely drawn to her by her charm. Catherine’s father, a successful doctor, sees through the fortune hunter and forbids the marriage, but his daughter proposes an elopement that fails to materialize because the young man knows most of her expected fortune will go elsewhere if he marries her. Catherine retires into a little world of her own. But the fortune hunter turns up once more and again proposes to her. Will Catherine be fooled a second time?

*Our 2014 production of “The Heiress” is dedicated to the memory of one of RLT’s most influential members, Eve Loomis. CLICK HERE to see a video interview with the incomparable Ms. Loomis recalling her experience playing Catherine Sloper in RLT’s 1953 production.*


Dr. Sloper- Doug A. Mishler
Catherine Sloper- Anna Pidlypchak
Lavinia Penniman- Julie Douglass
Elizabeth Almond- Moira Bengochea
Marian Almond- Libby Bakke
Mrs. Montgomery- Michelle Merksamer
Arthur Townsend- Bryce Keil
Morris Townsend- John Frederick
Maria- Tamatha Schreinert

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