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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


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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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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Howards End Play Reading

Sat, Aug 15, 1 p.m.  •  FREE

Join the Howards End team for a special virtual reading in which the startling intimacy of the script is delivered directly to your home. We’ll read various sections of the play, and you’ll hear from the artists and get a peek at the dynamic production designs.

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