The Way of the World (2018)

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Folger Theatre performed their production of William Congreve's The Way of the World, adapted and directed by Theresa Rebeck, from January 9 to February 11, 2018.

Erica Dorfler (Katrina), Daniel Morgan Shelley (Lyle), and Brandon Espinoza (Charles), The Way of the World, directed by Theresa Rebeck, Folger Theatre, 2018. Teresa Wood.

Mae is an altruistic woman with just a little baggage—a $600 million inheritance. When her philandering boyfriend, Henry, seduces her aunt, both women become the object of scandal.Henry has a plan to win the heiress back.In the lush and opulent land of the Hamptons, where money and status determine everything, can love conquer all? Freely adapted from Congreve’s classic play, The Way of the World at Folger Theatre is a sparklingly witty physical comedy illuminating the foibles of the upper-class.


Entertainment unions represented in Folger Theatre productions include The Stage Directors and Choreographers Society (**), United Scenic Artists (***), and the Actors' Equity Association (*), which includes members of the Union of Professional Actors and Stage Managers.


  • Erica Dorfler*: Katrina
  • Brandon Espinoza*: Charles
  • Eliza Huberth*: Mae
  • Ashley Austin Morris*: Waitress
  • Kristine Nielson*: Rene
  • Daniel Morgan Shelley*: Lyle
  • Luigi Sottile*: Henry
  • Elan Zafir*: Reg


  • Jennifer Hopkins: Rene
  • Rachael Montgomery: Katrina, Waitress
  • Stephen Russell Murray: Charles, Lyle
  • Keanu Ross-Cabrera: Reg, Henry
  • Kathryn Zoerb: Mae

Creative team

  • Theresa Rebeck**: Playwright, Director
  • Linda Cho***: Costume Design
  • Don Holder***: Lighting Design
  • MuTTT Dogg***: Sound Design
  • Michele Osherow: Resident Dramaturg
  • Daryl Eisenberg: CSA, New York Casting
  • Carolynn Richer*: Production Stage Manager
  • Jessica Short*: Assistant Stage Manager

Production team

  • Teresa Wood: Casting Assistant
  • Katharine Pitt: Assitant Director
  • Linda Lombardi: Assistant to the Director
  • Christina Miller: Production Assistant
  • Tony Koehler: Props Master
  • Ann Beyersdorfer: Assistant Scenic Designer
  • Bella Faccia: Inc., Scenic Construction
  • Cidney Forkpah: Wardrobe Head
  • Mariah Hale, Ansaldo Costumes, Adalia Tonneyck: Costume Construction
  • Christopher Annas-Lee: Assistant Lighting Designer
  • Alex Keen: Master Electrician
  • Amanda Kircher: Assistant Master Electrician
  • Jon Farber and Sasha Pensanti: Assistants for Daryl Eisenberg Casting
  • WiT Media: Advertising Agency
  • Teresa Wood: Production Photography
  • Brittany Diliberto: Pre-Production Photography
  • Lee Fanning, Mark Fastoso, and APTV: Promotional Video
  • WAPAVA: Archival Video
  • C2: Open Captioning

Folger Theatre

  • Janet Alexander Griffin: Artistic Producer
  • Beth Emelson: Associate Artistic Producer
  • David Polk: General Manager
  • Charles Flye: Theatre Production Manager
  • Rebekah Sheffer: Assistant Technical Director
  • Grace Ann Roberts: Humanities Programs Assistant

Other media

Watch the trailer for this production of The Way of the World."


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