The Inheritance, Part 1

A Play in Two Parts
Written by Matthew López | Directed by Paul Daigneault

Presented by SpeakEasy Stage Company
South End / Calderwood Pavilion at the BCA
4/22/22 - 6/11/22


“★★★★★!” - New York Stage Review
Completely and fully absorbing [with] themes that are really powerfully and emotionally dominant!” - Jared Bowen, GBH
“As perfect and as vital as it gets! I’ll be thinking about this play for the rest of my life.” - DIG Boston
“Brilliant... a show that never ceases to engage, impact, amuse, infuriate, and enthrall.” - METRMag
“Engrossing! A universal call to live vibrantly and thoroughly and to consider what we owe to the generations that come before or after!” - WBUR

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Winner of the 2020 Tony Award for Best Play!  Interweaving lives and spanning generations, The Inheritance brilliantly transposes E.M. Forster’s novel Howards End to 21st century New York. A generation after the peak of the AIDS crisis, what is it like to be a young gay man in New York? What is the legacy left to them by previous generations? What do they owe the future and each other?  Award-winning playwright Matthew López explores these and many other profound themes through the turbulent and often hilarious experiences of a group of young ambitious New Yorkers in a work that has been hailed as “perhaps the most important American play of the century so far.” (The Telegraph – UK)

RUN TIME (Part 1): Approx. 3 hours, 15 minutes with two intermissions.
RUN TIME (Part 2): Approx. 3 hours, 10 minutes with two intermissions.

Open Captioning – May 28 at 2pm (Part 1) and 7:30pm (Part 2), June 5 at 2pm (Part 1) and 7:30pm (Part 2)
Audio Description – May 14 at 2pm (Part 1), May 28 at 7:30pm (Part 2), June 4 at 2pm (Part 1) and 7:30pm (Part 2)

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