a work in progress Reading of
Edith Wharton’s Bunner Sisters
written by Richard Alleman
directed by Anthony Newfield
featuring Anne Buelteman, Delphi Harrington*, Carole Monferdini, Erin Neufer, Josiah Polhemus, & Amy Prosser.
Inspired by a little-known Edith Wharton novella, this powerful new play looks at the underside of the Gilded Age, following the lives of two spinster sisters running a modest sewing business in 1880s New York City. When an unattached man enters the picture, their complacent existence is turned upside down. Wharton’s Bunner Sisters takes audiences on a dramatic journey to a not so innocent age, with many of the same problems we face today—from income inequality to the precarious status of women in our society.
Rich and warmly rendered. An unforgettable time in the theatre. – Anna Deavere Smith
The very stuff of drama and no less tragic than that of Agamemnon. –Ann Roth
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*Denotes EST Member Artist