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Thursday, October 12, 2017 4:00 PM5:30 PM
After its successful world premiere production in San Francisco, Edith Wharton's "The Bunner Sisters" adapted by Richard Alleman and directed by Anthony Newfield will have a reading at The Mount. Inspired by Wharton's novella, the play depicts the lives of two unmarried sisters living and working as seamstresses in a tenement in Lower Manhattan in the 1880s. When an unattached man enters the picture, their complacent existence is upended. Sensitively adapted for the stage, "The Bunner Sisters" takes audiences on a dramatic journey to a not so innocent age, with many of the same problems we face today -- from income inequality to the precarious status of women.