Washington Square

A New Adaptation from the Henry James Novel

Written & Directed by Randy Sharp

March 11 - April 4, 2020

Wednesdays - Saturdays at 8PM
Adults $30; Seniors/Students $20; Artists/Under 30 $10; First Ten Tickets for each show are $10 | Veterans & Active U.S. Service Members and Their Families, FREE

Washington Square centers on Catherine Sloper, a wealthy young woman raised in a house of grief by a father bitterly dead to love. Surrounded by a society and family who perceive her as plain and soft spoken, Catherine remains steadfastly committed to her forward-thinking optimism. When Morris Townsend, a mysterious suitor, makes a bid for her heart, Catherine is torn between following her instincts or heeding the warnings of her cruel father and persistent aunt.

While the novel is set in a fashionable New York home during the late 19th century, Sharp’s radical interpretation strips away all of the excess of the time period to deeply focus on Catherine’s journey into becoming her own person. This sparse, actor-focused design heightens the psychological underpinnings of the story, building tension as the play hurtles towards its inevitable conclusion.


Featuring: George Demas, Britt Genelin, Jon McCormick, Dee Pelletier

writer / director: Randy Sharp
sound designer / original music: Paul Carbonara
stage manager: Erik Savage
asst. stage manager: Regina Betancourt
dramaturge: Marc Palmieri
light designer: David Zeffren
assistant light designer: Amy Harper
costume designer: Karl Ruckdeschel
prop design/construction: Lynn Mancinelli
set designer: Chad Yarborough
production assistant: Natasha Jacoel-Kaminsky
box office manager: Kara Kirby
website & graphic designer: Ethan Crenson
publicity/PR: Everyman Agency

AXIS COMPANY
Artistic Director - Randy Sharp
Producing Director - Brian Barnhart
Executive Producer - Jeffrey Resnick

Running Time is approximately 90 minutes with no intermission. Due to the configuration of the theatre late seating cannot be permitted.


  • Britt Genelin, Jon McCormick - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • George Demas, Dee Pelletier - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • George Demas, Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Britt Genelin, George Demas - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Britt Genelin, Jon McCormick - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Dee Pelletier, Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Dee Pelletier, Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov
  • Britt Genelin - photo by Pavel Antonov




“Ethereal tracks of music by Paul Carbonara fill the silence between the sequences of events, within the world of Catherine and Morris. With carefully sculpted, orange glowing light designed by David Zeffren, it is a dark world where characters, terrifically dressed in period costumes designed by Karl Ruckdeschel, appear and disappear from view. Storytelling by Randy Sharp, who adapted and directed the play, is so clear as each beat and new bits of information are released like delicate morsels.”
—Theater Pizzazz
“Randy Sharp’s adaptation is distilled and focused, with scenes blending into one another with impressive fluidity...Her staging is gorgeously enhanced by some brilliantly evocative sound and lighting design work. Last but not least, the production’s quartet of actors – George Demas, Britt Genelin, Jon McCormick, and Dee Pelletier – all do superb work, skillfully calibrating their performances to the theater company’s intimate basement space.”
—Interludes
WATCH the trailer for "Washington Square" (2020)