The famous Greystone Hall in West Chester is taking the center stage with the 2021 production of The Manor, an immersive theatre experience presented by the Colonial Playhouse of Delaware County.
The two-act play by Kathrine Bates is directed by Sam Barrett and inspired by a true story from the 1920s. It was designed to be performed in the Beverly Hills Greystone Mansion, where the events occurred, It was later adapted by the playwright for the West Chester site.
The story revolves around money, marriage, politics, and power. It was inspired by tragic events at the mansion that oil magnate Edward Doheny built for his son.
“A saga of the rich and mighty in the tradition of Dynasty with shades of Brontë’s Wuthering Heights,” wrote The LA Times.
The audience follows the story as it unfolds by moving through the grand stately rooms and intimate spaces of the mansion with its century-plus history.
The play is returning for the fourth time by popular demand, following a year-long break due to the pandemic.
Opening night is tonight, November 11, with Bates set to be in attendance.
The play will have a total of ten performances and close on November 28.