The Confirmation Poster

Circle Repertory Company: Projects-In-Progress 1976
Directed by R. Stuart White


Poster for The Confirmation at the Annenberg Center


Poster from the original production at Circle Rep


Howard set the Poland family in a fictionalized version of his childhood home

The Confirmation
Written by Howard Ashman

McCarter Theater, Princeton, NJ October,1977
Directed by Kenneth Frankel

Howard began writing The Confirmation while a graduate student at Indiana University. The play takes place in Baltimore, 1964 and the action occurs the night before and during the confirmation party of Arnold and Sherrie Polan’s 16- year-old daughter, Rachel. The play is the closest Howard came to writing autobiographically for the stage.