The Lenfest Center for the Arts
Emily Brontë's Wuthering Heights presented by Aquila Theatre Company
Wuthering Heights, one of the most famous works of literature in the world, was first published in 1847 under the male pseudonym Ellis Bell. Emily Brontë's only published work, Wuthering Heights recounts the tale of ill-fated lovers on the lonely moors of northern England. Heathcliff and Catherine meet as children when Catherine's father brings the abandoned boy home to live with them. The two grow up together, living freely on the moors while Heathcliff is tormented by Catherine's brother. When Catherine's parents die, her brother turns Heathcliff out, forcing him to live among the servants. Catherine marries and the crushed Heathcliff disappears. Years later, a wealthy Heathcliff returns, but is it too late for them to rekindle their impassioned romance?
Wuthering Heights is a story of passion, revenge, family, class, and the supernatural that explores the depths of the human soul. More than a century and a half after its first publication, Brontë's magnum opus remains incredibly relatable and moving for modern audiences.
Bringing its signature style and dynamic approach, Aquila reimagines one of the most famous love stories ever told with this heartrending new production. Aquila Theatre is renowned for its ability to adapt works of classical literature into enthralling and mesmerizing live performances. Impeccable design and a unique physical style combine with a marvelous cast to make Wuthering Heights an exquisite and captivating theatrical experience.
About the Production
Sponsored in part by the Class of '64 Performing Arts Fund.