Rich Girl, Victoria Stewart's Mother-Daughter Drama, Will Play The Old Globe

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10 Jun 2014

San Diego's The Old Globe Theatre will present the West Coast premiere of Victoria Stewart's romantic drama Rich Girl. 

A modern retelling of Henry James' novel "Washington Square," which was also adapted to the play The Heiress, performances will begin May 23, 2015, and continue through June 21 in the Sheryl and Harvey White Theatre. Gaye Taylor Upchurch will direct.

"Claudine's mother has it all: she's wealthy, successful, and famous," press notes state. "Claudine is awkward, shy, and forever living in her mother's shadow. When a dashing artist sweeps Claudine off her feet, her mother is convinced that all he's after is her money. A modern retelling of the Henry James novel 'Washington Square,' which became the stage and screen classic The Heiress, Rich Girl is a moving and funny new play about mothers and daughters, love and money, and whether they can ever coexist."

Stewart received the Francesca Primus Award, a McKnight Advancement Grant, the Helen Merrill Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize (finalist) and the Jerome Fellowship, as well as residencies at the Sundance Institute Playwright's Retreat at Ucross Foundation, Hedgebrook, Tofte Lake Center and Donmar Warehouse.

Upchurch previously directed Laura Marks' Bethany Off-Broadway at the Women's Project and at the Globe earlier this season. 



Rich Girl will close the Globe's 2014-15 season, which will include the world premiere of Steve Martin and Edie Brickell's Bright Star; Marco Ramirez's The Royale, directed by Rachel Chavkin; Dr. Seuss' How the Grinch Stole Christmas!; the musical two-hander Murder for TwoThe Twenty-Seventh Man, by Nathan Englander; Mary Zimmerman's The White Snake; Buyer & Cellar by Jonathan Tolins; and Arms and the Man by George Bernard Shaw.

Tickets to the Globe's 2014-15 season are currently available by subscription only. Subscription may be purchased online at TheOldGlobe.org, by phone at (619) 23-GLOBE or by visiting the Box Office.