Posted on August 24, 2023 at 7:44 AM by Sadye Scott-Hainchek

Over a hundred years after it was written, an Edith Wharton play has debuted, in full, on stage.

The New York Times reports that The Shadow of a Doubt opened Sunday at Canada's Royal George Theater.

Wharton's work had apparently come close to a Broadway opening in 1901, but didn't quite make it, and it was essentially forgotten until 2016.

Between then and now, versions of it were staged, but the performances this week at the Shaw Festival are the first full ones.

The festival's artistic director said that "95 times out of 100, you realize this is a forgotten play for a reason," but that's not the case for The Shadow of a Doubt.

The Shadow of a Doubt is the story of a nurse who marries into a wealthy family after a patient's death.

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