In the tradition of home theatricals held during her childhood, Jane Austen has prepared an entertainment for her family in which her siblings are to take part with her as performers. More…
From the show:
She expects to begin playing Mrs. Bennet (from Pride and Prejudice), to her brother James’s Mr. Bennet. But her family has played a trick on her: they have left Jane to tackle an unrehearsed solo performance. They provide her with a list of topics quizzing her on her life, her writing, and the inspiration behind her work. These serve as the springboard for a most enjoyable evening, filled with Jane’s pointed observations on her family, friends, suitors, and society, as well as her own hilarious early efforts as an author. You may be called upon to play a part - scripts are provided!
See it if you're a Jane fan. Familiarity w her work will enhance exper. Skillful acting, solid staging, modest prodn values. Short (60 mins) & sweet.
Don't see it if you need a sophisticated premise. Script's a bit awk, but Jane's words are funny/smart/absorbing. Lovely hour in Br countryside, away fr NYC