Influenced, to some degree, by Henry James’s novella “The Aspern Papers”, this play takes place in an old brownstone house on the upper east side of Manhattan, where a distinguished grande dame, once the toast of the town, now lives as a recluse, cared for by her anxious niece who has the tendency to tipple. An ambitious young professor from the Midwest arrives on the scene, hoping for a peek at the old lady’s private papers. His research suggests that she had a major affair with F. Scott Fitzgerald , who may have bequeathed her a racy chapter which he had withdrawn from THE GREAT GATSBY. The lady, on the other hand, has plans of her own for the future of her niece.


“The Golden Age offers the rewards of a stylish comedy that is stylishly acted and is imbued with a humanity that shines through its style.” (The Christian Science Monitor)

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A. R. Gurney


Rob Ruggiero


Elizabeth Franz


Eve Holbrook


David Alan Basche

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