“The Inheritance” Begins on August 3! – RTP

By | July 10, 2022
“…a ravishing theatrical work that urges generations to connect and love…a head-spinning, heart-rending theatrical experience…it’s impossible not to marvel at the incisively hilarious and deeply humane effort put forth by López…THE INHERITANCE is an emotional powerhouse…gripping from first scene to last…Make no mistake, it’ll take a piece out of you.” —Rolling Stone
Part One Begins August 3 – Part Two Begins August 10! 
Winner! Britain’s 2019 Olivier Award and the 2020 Tony Award for Best Play
In contemporary Manhattan, 30-somethings Eric and Toby seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

Brilliantly re-envisioning E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howards End to 21st-century New York, The Inheritance asks how much we owe those who lived and loved before us, questions the role we must play for future generations, and dares us to fearlessly hold on to the wild ride called life.

This epic play — receiving its mid-Atlantic premiere at RTP — is a seven-hour spectacle spread over two performances, and is the perfect vehicle to launch our 30th Anniversary season.

Please note: you must purchase tickets to both Part One and Part Two in order to see the entire play. On Saturday September 3, you will be able to see both parts in one day — Part One at 2 pm and Part Two at 8 pm.

The Inheritance
 features Adam Turck as Eric, Deejay Gray as Toby, William Vaughn as E.M. Forster/Walter Poole, Eddie Webster as Henry Wilcox and Boomie Pedersen as Margaret. The rest of the cast includes Kasey Britt, Lukas D’Errico, TeDarryl Perry, Keegan Ferrell, Kevin Kemler, Jacob LeBlanc, Dwight Merritt, and Joshua Tyler. Understudies include Brandon Duncan, August Hundley and Stephanie Tippi Hart.

The Inheritance (Parts One & Two) is directed by Lucian Restivo, with Scenic Design by Frank Foster, Costume Design by Maggie McGrann, Lighting Design by Michael Jarett, Sound Design by Lucian Restivo, Intimacy Choreography by Raja Benz and Properties Design by Tim Moehring. The Production Stage Manager is Lauren Langston.
Part One opens Friday August 5 at 8 pm, following two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, August 3 & 4 at 8 pm. Part Two opens Friday August 12 at 8 pm, following two low-priced previews on Wednesday and Thursday, August 10 & 11 at 8 pm. Performances run Thurs-Sat evenings at 8 pm through September 17; with select Sunday matinees at 4 pm and select Wednesdays at 8 pm. Tickets are $35-40 ($20 for the previews, $10 for students, always, and discounts for groups of 10 or more.) 
 RTP’s 2022-23 productions are made possible in part by generous contributions from the E. Rhodes and Leona B. Carpenter Foundation, CultureWorks, the Mid-Atlantic Arts Foundation Resilience Fund, the Shubert Foundation, the Virginia Commission for the Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts. 
Click Here to Check Out This Brand New Video Preview of the Show!
Safety Update:For the safety of the performers, your fellow patrons, and the staff, masks are required to be worn inside the venue – completely covering the nose and mouth — anytime you are not actively eating and drinking. Please bring a mask that is comfortable enough to wear throughout the evening.
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