The Old Maid
Written byZoë Akins
Based onThe Old Maid
by Edith Wharton
Directed byGuthrie McClintic
Date premieredJanuary 7, 1935 (1935-01-07)
Place premieredEmpire Theatre
Original languageEnglish

The Old Maid is a 1935 play by American playwright Zoë Akins, adapted from Edith Wharton's 1924 novella of the same name. Directed by Guthrie McClintic and starring Judith Anderson and Helen Menken, the play opened January 7, 1935, at the Empire Theatre on Broadway, and ran for 305 performances.[1] The play was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Drama.

The play was adapted for a 1939 Warner Bros. film starring Bette Davis and Miriam Hopkins.


  1. ^ "The Old Maid". Internet Broadway Database. Retrieved January 5, 2021.