When sheltered Claudine meets starving artist Henry, she falls head over heels. But her mother, a celebrated tough-talking financial guru, has her doubts: Is Henry everything her daughter deserves or is he only after her money? Rich Girl, a modern day take on the classic play and film The Heiress, is a clever new comedy about women and their relationships with men, mothers and money – and not necessarily in that order.

”Intriguing…highly appealing” - The New York Times

Content Advisory: Recommended for ages 12 and up. Contains strong language.

Sponsors

Rich Girl

April 20 - May 19, Second Stage - Thrust Configuration

written by Victoria Stewart
directed by Michael Bloom

Tickets

left arrow
Play Video Crystal Finn and Tony Roach in the Cleveland Play House production of Crystal Finn and Tony Roach in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Liz Larsen and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  Dee Hoty in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty, Crystal Finn, Tony Roach and Liz Larsen in the Cleveland Play House production of  Crystal Finn and Tony Roach in the Cleveland Play House production of  Dee Hoty in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty, Liz Larsen and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty, Liz Larsen, Crystal Finn and Tony Roach in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty and Liz Larsen in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  Tony Roach and Dee Hoty in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  Crystal Finn and Tony Roach in the Cleveland Play House production of  Tony Roach and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Liz Larsen, Crystal Finn and Tony Roach in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Liz Larsen and Dee Hoty in the Cleveland Play House production of  From left: Dee Hoty and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  Tony Roach and Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of  Crystal Finn in the Cleveland Play House production of
right arrow

This provacative play was delightful and thought-provoking. The acting was skillful and insightful. more

- egk, beachwood

Excellent writing and acting! Every adult Mother and daughter should see this play.

- KC, Solon

...it was great. Absolutely entertaining, wonderful job!

- Parmajohn, Parma

Entertaining from start to finish! I love the transformation of Claudine into a strong, more independent woman. I highly recommend this show, and would see it again.

- GH, Cleveland

...beyond.superb. Literally a show that has it all.

- examiner.com, Cleveland

I loved every minute.

- LB, Berea

We liked the production. CPH always seems to do excellent work. The set was terrific more as were the four actors. I was into this all the way even though we had just come from four plus hours of Julius Caeser on the movie screen live from the Met. Wish we could see more of the New Ground events. Thanks to Roe.

- SS, Painesville

This was a very good play, the acting was outstanding! I saw this play with more my students on a field trip and will be going back to see it with my girlfriend.

- MW, Northfield

Loved the play. I want to see it again!

- KH, lLakewood

Intriguing...highly appealing

- The New York Times, NYC

...thoroughly delightful entertainment...

- The News-Herald, Northern Ohio

I loved it! Great acting, and a very thought-provoking play that I am still more talking about. Made me think, and loved the twists!

- Ms. Linda A. Heath, Senecaville

"Rich Girl" was a fantastic play! It was very current in relation to today's take more on romance, economics and family relationships. . . especially relevant for women. I look forward to more "on time" productions.

Thank you.

- MST, Cleveland Hts.

...a really funny night of theatre.

- WDOK, 102.1 FM, Cleveland

Go see this sure-fire audience pleaser!

- coolcleveland.com, Cleveland

...layered and interesting...emotionally charged and compelling...edge of your seat exciting.

- Plain Dealer, Cleveland

Intrigue,drama, some humor. Enjoyed it greatly. The characters were believeable.

- RW, Beachwood, oh

Acting was some of the best; dynamics perfect.



Set average secondary to venue. more Would have been better in the Allen.



Did not come off as much a comedy as a drama.

- KCK, Cleveland

Mediocre at best, particularly the second act. However, as usual, the actors were superb and more almost rescued the weak plot.

- Ed, Bay Village

The Play was wonderful. However, it should have ended one minute sooner (i.e. as more Maggie left)

- FRED KUHAR, Wickliffe

We found the play not to be a comedy. It was dark with many more difficult themes. This was a dose of too much reality our personal taste...



The actors seemed disconnected from the script.





We love the Cleveland Playhouse and the 2012-2013 season was great overall.

- sbr, bay village, oh

A real life drama, excellent acting. This play has several funny scenes.

- Ed and June, Middleburg Heights


This provacative play was delightful and thought-provoking. The acting was skillful and insightful....

- egk, beachwood

Upcoming Events  |  view all shows  |  view calendar

See this year's line-up!

Tickets for all New Ground productions are on sale now.

Maurice Hines is Tappin' Thru ...

May 30 - Jun 29

Main Stage

Don't miss a single show!

Check out the exciting line-up for our spectacular 99th season. Subscriptions are on sale now.

Notch