THE AGE OF INNOCENCE
The Age of Innocence
(currently in development)
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)
"... I was invited to a reading of a musical version of THE AGE OF INNOCENCE for which Kociolek wrote the gorgeous score."
— Howard Kissel (NY Daily News, 11/10/09)