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Edith Whartons The Bunner Sisters: A Staged Reading

The Mount-Edith Wharton's Home
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Oct 12 4:00PM - 5:30PM

After its successful world premier production in San Francisco, Edith Whartons The Bunner Sistersadapted by Richard Alleman and directed by Anthony Newfieldwill have a reading at The Mount. Inspired by Whartons novella, the play depicts the lives of two unmarried sisters living and working as seamstresses in a tenement in Lower Manhattan in the 1880s. When an unattached man enters the picture, their complacent existence is upended. Sensitively adapted for the stage, The Bunner Sisters takes audiences on a dramatic journey to a not so innocent age, with many of the same problems we face todayfrom income inequality to the precarious status of women.

Richard Alleman has written for Vogue, Travel + Leisure, and numerous other publications.

Actor-director Anthony Newfield is a veteran of New York theater and is currently appearing in 1984 on Broadway.

The Mount is a Massachusetts Cultural Council UP designated organization welcoming participants of all disabilities. Please contact Nicole Williams at 413-551-5100 or by email, nwilliams@edithwharton.org, to discuss accommodations needed to participate fully in this event. Caregivers are admitted free-of-charge.

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Friday Night FrightCreaking floors, slamming doors, and ghostly footstepsThe Mounts haunted history includes it all! For over a century, The Mount has been home to writers, actors, wealthy families,…
 
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Oct 22 10:30AM - 12:00PM
Learn about the daily routines of the men and women who ran The Mount through this behind-the-scenes tour.The Backstairs Tour ticket includes:-The Backstairs tour-Mimosas on the Terrace-Up to 30…