Innocents

Lily Bart’s search for wealth, power, and independence in turn-of-the-century New York society turns tragic when she gets ensnared in a tangled web of deception, revenge and missed opportunities. Ripe Time's INNOCENTS is based on Edith Wharton’s classic THE HOUSE OF MIRTH and produced on the novel’s 100th anniversary. 

INNOCENTS

Conceived and directed by Rachel Dickstein, adapted by Ms. Dickstein with Emily Morse

Original Music and Sound by Katie Down 
Set Design by Susan Zeeman Rogers 
Lighting Design by Tyler Micoleau 
Costume Design by Ilona Somogyi 
Dramaturgy by Emily Morse

Lily Bart’s search for wealth, power, and independence in turn-of-the-century New York society turns tragic when she gets ensnared in a tangled web of deception, revenge and missed opportunities.  Based on Edith Wharton’s classic THE HOUSE OF MIRTH and produced on the novel’s 100th anniversary. 

Developed in collaboration with the ensemble: Margot Ebling, LeeAnne Hutchison, Paula McGonagle, Grant Neale, Christopher Oden, Andy Paris, and Jill A. Samuels

World premiere: January-February 2005 at the Ohio Theatre, New York City. Developed at Voice and Vision’s ENVISION retreat, the Clark Studio at Lincoln Center, La MaMa ETC. and Pace University/ Drama League Cite Read program

“Ms. Dickstein artfully draws the audience into a mesmerizing mood piece composed of seamless vignettes . . . . . ravishing moments . . . stunning visuals . . . pure visual entertainment. . . . Dickstein is a maverick illusionist.” 
- Phoebe Hoban, The New York Times

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