The American Legacy
Metropolitan Playhouse
The American Legacy

220 East Fourth Street  ~  New York, New York   10009
Administration: (212) 995 8410  ~  Tickets: (212) 995 5302
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Nominated for 5 New York Innovative Theatre Awards
Best Production of a Remounted Play
Best Director (Alex Roe)
Best Costume Design (Sidney Fortner)
 Best Actress in a Featured Role, twice (Teresa Kelsey and Marie Marshall)!
The House of Mirth

by Edith Wharton and Clyde Fitch
Jonathan Horvath* and Amanda Jones*
Photo by Jacob J. Goldberg

Thoughts on the play
Reviews: and clear"
-Michael Feingold for The Village Voice

- Catherine Rampell for The New York Times

"[An] elegant and polished revival....a devastating portrait of high society and the moneyed set"
- Victor Gluck for

The New York Society Library presents its exhibit: Edith Wharton's New York City: A Backward Glance.

Visit The Mount - Edith Wharton's home in Lenox MA

Edith Wharton's novel of Society heart and heartlessness, adapted with the author by the master of the turn-of-the-century stage, Clyde Fitch.  Lily Bart is radiant, witty, and admired--but nearly destitute. Her refusal to marry without love or return 'favors' for the support of married men leaves her at the mercy of her friends...but friendship is a rare commodity in the vicious circus of the New York social set.

The House of Mirth Photo

Oliver Conant*
Jane Cortney*

Rick Delaney*
Erik Gullberg*
Jonathan Horvath*
Amanda Jones*
Teresa Kelsey*
Kelly King*

Kerry Malloy*
Marie Marshall*
Laura Sametz*
Maria Silverman*
Peter Tedeschi*
* Members of Actors Equity Association.
The House of Mirth is an AEA  Approved Showcase.

Directed by
Alex Roe
Stage Manager
William Vann Carlton*
Leonard Jacobs
Lighting Design by
Christopher Weston
Costume Design by
Sidney Fortner*