November 26-30, 2014
The Drawing Room, The Main House at The Mount
Wednesday, November 26 at 7:00pm
Thursday, November 27 – Thanksgiving Day. No Performance.
Friday, November 28 at 7:00pm
Saturday, November 29 at 3:00pm and 7:00pm
Sunday, November 30 at 3:00pm
The Wharton Salon brings The Long Run newly-adapted by John Hadden, directed by Andrew Borthwick-Leslie and featuring actress Corinna May to the Main House at The Mount for a Thanksgiving Week run and welcomes Pythagoras Theatre Works and their production of The Rembrandt which took place this past summer at the historic Town Hall in West Stockbridge, featuring Diane Prusha as Mrs. Fontage.
The Long Run
Ames, a gentleman engineer, returns to his social circle in New York after twelve years’ abroad. At a party, he meets an old college friend, Merrick, who confesses he is still haunted by the memory of a passionate romance with a married woman, Penelope Trant Reardon (May), some years before. Through this story, Merrick relives their brief chance at happiness. The Long Run is likened to Wharton’s famous novel The Age of Innocence which was to follow eight years later.
A museum curator is manipulated by his niece’s philanthropic meddling to give a professional appraisal of a “hidden masterpiece.” The painting in question is said to be a long-lost Rembrandt acquired by a once-wealthy widow, Mrs. Fontage. Upon close inspection of the painting, the curator finds himself in a serious ethical dilemma.
We can’t wait to see you all in the crisp November weather that is so appropriate for gathering inside and telling stories. We’ll even mull some cider for you.
Pictured: Corinna May, photo by Kevin Sprague