The Inheritance, Part 1
by Zach Theatre

Aug. 10 - Sep. 04, 2022

In contemporary Manhattan, Eric and Toby are 30-somethings who seem to be very much in love and thriving. But on the cusp of their engagement, they meet an older man haunted by the past, and a younger man hungry for a future. Chance meetings lead to surprising choices as the lives of three generations interlink and collide—with explosive results.

Brilliantly re-envisioning E.M. Forster’s masterpiece Howard's End to 21st-century New York, The Inheritance asks how much we owe those who lived and loved before us, questions the role we must play for future generations, and dares us to fearlessly hold on to the wild ride called life.

2021 Tony Award for Best Play.

Note: The Inheritance is told in two parts. ZACH’s 2021-22 season concludes with Part 1, leading immediately into Part 2 as ZACH’s 2022-23 season opener.

Starring Peter Frechette as E.M. Forster (“Morgan”) and Walter Poole, the 2021 Tony Award®-winning Best Play about the search for connection in contemporary New York City, through an expansive and moving exploration of love across generations, and the ghosts of memory will close the 2021-22 Season with Part 1 and begin the 2022-23 Season with Part 2. 

Casting includes BRENDEN KYLE MACDONALD as Young Man 1/Adam McDowell/Leo, MARTAVIUS PARRISH as Young Man 2/Jason #1/Doorman 1/Agent, JACKSON JANOWICZ as Young Man 4/Young Walter/Assistant, BRITAIN STIBORA as Young Man 5/Charles Wilcox/Toby’s Agent, KRISTON WOODREAUX as Young Man 6/Tristan/Dealer/Doorman 2, NASH FERGUSON as Young Man 7/Jasper/Paul Wilcox, NICOLAS GARZA as Young Man 8/Jason #2, CHRISTOPHER JOEL ONKEN as Young Man 9/Eric Glass, JAKE ROBERSON as Young Man 10/Toby Darling, JONAH FUJIKAWA as Man, PETER FRECHETTE as E.M. Forster (“Morgan”)/Walter Poole, and SCOTT GALBREATH as Henry Wilcox.

The Inheritance Part 1 is directed by DAVE STEAKLEY. Additional production team includes JOSAFATH REYNOSO as scenic designer, AARON KUBACAK as costume designer, AUSTIN BROWN as lighting designer, ALLEN ROBERTSON as sound designer, CATE TUCKER as intimacy consultant, CASSIE ABATE as movement director, and SHANNON RICHEY as the stage manager.

Directed by Dave Steakley | Scenic Design by Josafath Reynoso | Costume Design by Aaron Kubacak | Lighting Design by Austin Brown | Sound Design by Allen Robertson 

Age recommendation: 17 and up (for adult language, sexual situation, and nudity)

Run time: Three hours and fifteen minutes including two twenty-minute intermission.


Review by Joni Lorraine for Austin Broadway World, August 24, 2022


The Inheritance, Part 1
by Matthew Lopez
Zach Theatre

August 10 - September 04, 2022
Zach Theatre
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704

August 10–September 4, 2022

Wednesdays through Sundays at 7:30 pm and some Saturdays and Sundays at 2:30 pm.
The Kleberg at ZACH | 1421 W Riverside Dr. | Austin, TX | 78704
Start at $25 available at ZACH’s box office – 512-476-0541 x1,

Special Events in celebration of The Inheritance:

  • Pride Night – Thursday, August 11, 2022
  • Press Night – Saturday, August 13, 2022; Press may RSVP to
  • Champagne Opening Night – Thursday, August 18, 2022
  • ASL Interpreted, Audio Described, and Open Captioned Performance – Saturday, September 3, 2022 at 2:30 p.m.