By Kate Hamill; based on the novel by William Makepeace Thackeray; directed by Jessica Stone; a coproduction with Shakespeare Theatre Company. Ambitious Becky Sharp may not have been born with wealth or status, but she's determined to attain both--at any cost. Armed with fierce wit and calculating charm, Becky forges her own path through London's high society, dealing herself into a game she was never invited to play.
Becky Sharp—William Thackeray’s ambitious heroine-of-sorts—comes to life in Kate Hamill’s adaptation of the 19th-century British novelist’s classic. “The women of ‘Vanity Fair’ are complex and very different people—but their approach to the patriarchal rules of their world is sometimes flawed, sometimes admirable, and altogether human,” wrote Hamill, who has also adapted Austen’s “Sense and Sensibility.” Jessica Stone directs for A.C.T..