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.
New York Film Academy, Professional Conservatory of Musical Theatre at NYFA Presents "The Age of Innocence" as part of its Summer 2019 New Works Series on Saturday, August 24, 2019 at 2:00pm at The Theatre at NYFA, 1st Floor, 17 Battery Place, NY Campus. Director: Stephen Nachamie; Musical Director: Kevin David Thomas; Assistant Director: Carly McClain.
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.