The Inheritance (Part 1)

Canadian Stage, Bluma Appel Theatre
Directed by Brendan Healy
Extra, four shows

The Inheritance reimagines E.M. Forster’s Howards End as a contemporary portrait of the generation after the height of the AIDS crisis.

In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations collide—with explosive results.

Sweeping the 2020 Tony Awards, The Inheritance is a modern masterpiece presented in two parts.