The Inner House covers Wharton at five years old taking a walk with her father down "the old Fifth Avenue" in New York City, her earliest years of "making up" that sowed the seeds of her later writing career, her unpreparedness for marriage to Teddy Wharton, days at The Mount, unhappiness and divorce, her later affair with Morton Fullerton, her journey abroad, assistance to France in World War I, and loving descriptions of her close friends and mentors Henry James, Walter Berry, and Bernard Berenson.
The Wharton Salon is a professional theater company that performs the stories of novelist Edith Wharton and her contemporaries in site-specific locations, offering a unique intimacy between author, actor, and audience, and drawing connections between literature, architecture, and nature. Cast bios, video, performance archives, and photos can be found at www.whartonsalon.org.
This event is generously supported by the Estate of Marian O. Naumburg.
Theater: The New York Society Library
Address: 53 East 79th Street
New York, NY 10075
Buy Tickets Online or Call: Brown Paper Tickets at 1-800-838-3006