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THEATER: Inverness Park resident Sharron Drake stars as Catherine Sloper, a woman tormented by love and wealth, in “The Heiress,” based on a novel by Henry James, opening next Friday in the Dance Palace Church Space, in Point Reyes Station. The production is presented under the auspices of the Actors’ Equity Association Members’ Project Code.   Matt Gallagher

During play rehearsal two weeks ago, lead actor Sharron Drake was trying to perfect the emotional turn from despondency to delusion. Her fiancé has abandoned her, but she suddenly rationalized that he could have fallen terribly ill.  

“If he were ill, of course he couldn’t come!” said Ms. Drake, dressed in a makeshift period dress . . .

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