April 4th through April 27th, 2019
A timeless tale
WQED's Fred Rogers Studio
4802 Fifth Avenue,
Pittsburgh PA 15213
Adapted from the novel ‘Washington Square’ by Henry James and set in the 1850s of New York City, The Heiress tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman, desperate for love, who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Despite the influence of her overly controlling father she dreams and hopes. Is this the prince she hoped would come along or a money-hungry scoundrel taking advantage of an innocent girl? Is she finally blessed by good fortunate or terribly naïve and falling for the charm of a handsome opportunist? This chess match uncovers true motives, true feelings, and the self-discovery that turns a shy young girl into a woman.