The Way of the World

Heiress Mae (Eliza Huberth) waits to have her ex-boyfriend Henry (Luigi Sottile) removed from the party, as guests Reg (Elan Zafir) and Charles (Brandon Espinoza, far right) look on. Theresa Rebeck’s The Way of the World is on stage at Folger Theatre, January 9 – February 11, 2018. Teresa Wood
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A Comedy of Manners…With No Manners at All

Mae is a selfless, sweet-natured woman with just a little baggage—a $600 million inheritance. When her womanizing boyfriend Henry dallies with her protective aunt, both women become the object scandal—but Henry has a plan to win the heiress back. In the lush and opulent land of the Hamptons, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Adapted from William Congreve’s play, The Way of the World is a hilarious and modern look at the absurdity and foibles of the upper-class. Written & directed by Theresa Rebeck (TV's "Smash" and Broadway’s Seminar, and Mauritius) and featuring Tony Award nominee Kristine Nielsen.

Production Information

Approximate Running Time
120 minutes

Creative Team

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Adapted By
Adapted From
William Congreve
Scott Hammar, Production Stage Manager
Michele Osherow, Resident Dramaturg