Elaine Anniis' adaptation of the Emily Bronte classic "Wuthering Heights" will have its world premiere at the Knightsbridge Theatre, Los Angeles on Sept. 28. The run is through Nov. 19. Tia Odiam, who has directed such classics as Jane Eyre and Othello for the Knightsbridge company, will direct Wuthering Heights.Bronte's gothic tale centers on a foundling, Heathcliff, now grown to adulthood and living with his adopting family. He is a wild youth and his attraction and love for Cathy, another untamed spirit, provides the central conflict. Their love is thwarted by Cathy's hateful brother and by the hurt Heathcliff feels when he overhears only part of a conversation in which Cathy reveals her true feelings for him. Heathcliff runs away, only to return in order to wreak vengeance on those who have wronged him. But his rage turns inward and he destroys himself instead.
Knightsbridge Los Angeles Theatre is located at 1994 Riverside Drive. For tickets and information call (626) 440-0821.
-- By Willard Manus
Southern California Correspondent