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The Age of Innocence

Based upon the novel by Edith Wharton

Music by Ted Kociolek

Book and Lyrics by Walter Holland and Ted Kociolek

From an Idea by Walter Holland

Set in 1870s New York society, THE AGE OF INNOCENCE tells the story of Newland Archer, a young attorney engaged to the loving but conventional May Welland. When he encounters her European cousin, the beautiful and mysterious Countess Olenska, his life is forever transformed. Torn between duty and desire, Newland confronts implacable social forces and his own contradictory nature in his quest for a true, authentic life.

Cast of 14 (8 Women, 6 Men)

Holland cowrote with Ted Kociolek the libretto and book for a musical adaptation of Edith Wharton’s The Age of Innocence based on Holland’s original idea. The musical received two staged readings in 2009 and 2010 respectively at the York Theatre at Saint Peter’s Church in New York City and was featured in The Annual Florida Festival of New Musicals in Winter Park Florida at the Winter Park Playhouse in 2017.



The Porch at Night

A Play in Two Acts

Written by Walter Holland

Directed by Brian Henry


The Acting Studio, 244 West 54th, 12th Fl., Room 1209.

Saturday, April 14, 2018. Playwrighting Laboratory. 4pm - 7pm. 

Staged Reading.

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