Erika Cuenca - The Heiress

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Apr 16, 2019

Erika Cuenca is The Heiress, Catherine Sloper in the PICT Theater production at the Fred Rogers studio through April 27. Directed by Alan Stanford and adapted from the novel ‘Washington Square’ by Henry James and set in the 1850s of New York City, The Heiress tells the story of a wealthy but insecure young woman, desperate for love, who meets a dashing but penniless bachelor. Despite the influence of her overly controlling father she dreams and hopes. Is this the prince she hoped would come along or a money-hungry scoundrel taking advantage of an innocent girl? Dad doesn’t approve of Morris Townsend her love interest. Who is the villain in this play? The story was a play and a film directed by William Wyler starring Olivia de Havilland, Montgomery Clift and Ralph Richardson. Erika is a graduate of Point Park University and a veteran of the Pittsburgh acting community appearing for Pittsburgh Public Theater, PICT, City Theatre, Quantum Theater and Off The Wall Productions. Spoiler alerts, deep insight and warm humor emerge in this conversation with Jim Cunningham.

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Series: Voice of the Arts