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Howards End

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Based on the enduringly irresistible masterwork.

April 18 – May 17, 2020*
On the U.S. Bank Main Stage

*This production was cancelled when PCS was forced to close its doors during the COVID‑19 pandemic.

Howards End

  • Based on the novel by E.M. Forster
  • Adapted by Caroline Hewitt
  • Created by Autumn Dornfeld & Caroline Hewitt
  • Directed by Marissa Wolf

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A World Premiere!

One may as well begin with why you should see Howards End. First, the women: Celebrated theater artists — and Broadway stars! — Caroline Hewitt and Autumn Dornfeld created and star in this new take on Forster's rich and subversive novel. Next the plot: When the indomitable, inseparable Schlegel sisters fall out over two very different men, the ghost of an old friend (and her ignored death-bed wish) brings them back to the one place where they can possibly heal. Last, the influences: think FleabagLittle Women, or whatever ambitious, honest, irreverently feminist story you love most. 

This fresh take on a gorgeous classic wrestles with the questions of our time. What do we fight for? What do we owe each other? And how, in spite of it all, do we connect?

"This adaptation offers all the gorgeous heart of Forster in a distinctly playful style with a 21st century lens."
-Marissa Wolf, Artistic Director

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