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Rich Girl

Victoria Stewart
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When Claudine meets Henry, a starving artist, she falls head over heels. Her mother, a financial guru, has her doubts. Is Henry everything her daughter has been looking for? Or is he after only one thing? A modern-day adaptation of Henry James's Washington Square, RICH GIRL is about women and their relationship to men, mothers, and money, in that order.

Production Info

Cast: 4 total (3 female, 1 male)
Full Length Drama (about 100 minutes)
Multiple Sets
Contemporary Costumes

Press Quotes

“Eve is a financial guru in the Suze Orman mold, tough when she has to be to give you the straight dope on taking care of your money. Her daughter, Claudine, clumsy and socially awkward, works for her foundation but lives in her shadow. Then Claudine meets Henry, a theater artist and former high school classmate who hits her up unsuccessfully for some of that foundation dough — but suddenly Henry and Claudine are in love. Well, Claudine is anyway. Mother has big doubts about Henry and is determined to put him to the test. That’s the setup for RICH GIRL, Victoria Stewart’s funny and heartbreaking tale of financial and emotional savings and withholding.” —Joel Brown, The Boston Globe

About the Author


  • Victoria Stewart

    Victoria Stewart has received the Francesca Primus Award, a McKnight Advancement Grant, the Helen Merrill Award, the Susan Smith Blackburn Award (finalist), and the Jerome Fellowship as well as residencies at Ucross/Sundance, Hedgebrook, Hermitage, Tofte Lake, Sewanee Writer's Conference and the Donmar Warehouse. Her plays include RICH GIRL (Florida Studio Theatre, The Old Globe, Theatre 502, George Street Playhouse, Cleveland Playhouse, Lyric Stage), MERCY WATSON TO THE RESCUE! (Olympia Family Theater, Magik Theatre, Children's Theatre Company, Marin Theater Company), HARDBALL (Live Girls Theatre!, SPF), FISSURES (LOST AND FOUND) (Actors Theater of Louisville), CLANDESTINO (Mixed Blood), LIVE GIRLS (Urban Stages, WHAT, Stage Left, Eternal Spiral Project), 800 WORDS: THE TRANSMIGRATION OF PHILIP K. DICK, (Caravan Theater, Live Girls Theatre!, Workhaus Collective), THE MEANING OF MAGGIE (Rose Theatre), an adaptation of Henry James' THE BOSTONIANS and a new play OPHELIA REDUX. She's written projects for HBO and Youtube Red. She's a founding member of the Workhaus Collective, an Affiliated Writer with the Playwrights' Center, a member of WGA West and the Playwrights Union of Los Angeles. Victoria graduated from the Playwrights Workshop at the University of Iowa.

About the Book

Book Information

Publisher BPPI
Publication Date 6/28/2018
Pages 104
ISBN 9780881457803

Special Notes

Special Notes

Licensees are required to include the original stage producers credits in the following form on the title page in all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play and in all advertising in which the full cast appears in size of type not less than ten percent (10%) of the size of the title of the Play:

RICH GIRL was made possible by Tennessee Rep's 2008–2009
Martha R. Ingram Artist-in-Residence: New York for the Theatre Fellowship,
the McKnight Advancement Grant and Ruth Easton Reading Series at the Playwrights' Center.

RICH GIRL has had readings at Tennessee Rep, Broken Watch Productions,
City Theater and at the Ruth Easton Lab at the Playwrights' Center.

The World Premiere of RICH GIRL was presented by George Street Playhouse
(David Saint, Artistic Director; Norma Kaplan, Managing Director)
and Cleveland Play House (Michael Bloom, Artistic Director; Kevin Moore, Managing Director).

The following must appear within all programs distributed in connection with performances of the Play:
Rich Girl is produced
by special arrangement with Broadway Play Publishing Inc, NYC