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Inheritors

Susan Glaspell

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Summary

Inheritors, (1921) by American dramatist Susan Glaspell concerns the legacy of an idealistic farmer who wills his highly coveted midwest farmland to the establishment of a college (Act I.) Forty years later, when his granddaughter stands up for the rights of Hindu nationals to protest at the college her grandfather founded, she jeopardizes funding for the college itself and sets herself against her own uncle, president of the institution's trustees (Acts II & III.) Ultimately, she defies her family's wishes, and as a consequence is bound for prison herself (Act IV.) The play was a stirring defense of free speech and an individual's ability to stand for his or her own ideal during a time of aggressive anti-Communist politics in the US. Inheritors was first performed at Provincetown Playhouse in 1922, the last of Glaspell's plays presented there. It has been revived in New York City by Mirror Repertory in 1983 and Metropolitan Playhouse in 2005. (Summary by Wikipedia)Cast:Smith: Chris MarcellusGrandmother: Margaret EspaillatSilas Morton, Emil Johnson: AnthonyFelix Fejevary the First: AllenJohnsFelix Fejevary the Second: Rick Cahill, Robert HoffmanSenator Lewis, Ira Morton: Nathanial W.C. HigginsHorace Fejevary: Chuck WilliamsonDoris: Elizabeth KlettFussie: Liz BenningtonMadeline Fejevary Morton: Arielle LipshawIsabel Fejevary: Linette GeiselHarry: MichaelH-SHolden: Delmar H. DolbierNarrator: Amanda FridayAudio edited by Chuck Williamson
Duration: about 3 hours (02:45:02)
Publishing date: 2014-08-25; Copyright Year: 1921. Copyright Statment: —