Anne Undeland : Wharton between the sheets

a staged reading


Feb 23, 2023 7:30 PM - 8:30 PM




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Up to 50 people
$15 | General admission
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About the Event

Wharton Between the Sheets, a new play by Anne Undeland, takes us to Paris in 1908 and brings together Edith Wharton, her dear friend Henry James, her lover Morton Fullerton and her Irish lady’s maid Posy in an eyebrow-raising retelling of Wharton’s actual mid-life romance. A literary and historical banquet of language, sex, mores and manners, Wharton Between the Sheets sparkles with wit while it examines class differences and the complexity of human relationship. More than anything, the play makes us fall in love, with Edith Wharton, the people in her life, and most of all, her own glorious writing.

Nominated for best new play by the Berkshire Theatre Critics Association, Wharton Between the Sheets had its premiere at Great Barrington Public Theater in 2021 and went on to Boston’s Gloucester Stage in 2022.

The play is 90 minutes without intermission.
A Q&A with the playwright follows the reading.

“A fantasia” — Jesse Green, New York Times

“One of the most delightful works of historical fiction to be seen….Explodes with theatricality and imagination” — Barbara Waldinger, Berkshire On Stage

“Moving and well-crafted…theatrical kindling aplenty.” — David Greenham, Artsfuse

Anne Undeland
Anne Undeland, playwright

The Cast

Julie Galdieri
Julie Galdieri as Edith Wharton
Nigel Gore
Nigel Gore as Henry James
Myka Plunkett
Myka Plunkett as Posy
Peter Macklin
Peter Macklin as Morton Fullerton