Welcome to Getting Local With Jane, in which we list local events of interest to Jane Austen fans. Even if your home town doesn’t make the list, keep checking back–someday you might get lucky! We have a lot to get caught up on (and we’ve missed a few things, for which we apologize) so hang tight!
May 17-August 9, 2009, Allentown, Pennsylvania: The Allentown Art Museum presents Fashion in Film: Period Costumes for the Screen, which features costumes from S&S95 and P&P95.
May 22-June 1, 2009, Salt Lake City, Utah: The Sorenson Unity Center presents Pride and Prejudice, 7:30 p.m. except Sundays and 2:30 p.m. on May 23. Tickets are $6-8 online and $7-9 at the box office.
May 22-November 8, 2009, Melbourne: The National Gallery of Victoria presents “Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen,” an exhibition of clothing, prints, decorative art, and paintings dating from the 1770s to 1830. This looks like a do-not-miss for Janeites down under, and we would love one of you to send us a report to post on the blog!
July 14, 2009, Melbourne: The Johnston Collection presents Conversations With Jane Austen. Barbara Summerbell leads a discussion of decorative arts within Jane Austen’s novels.
July 18-19, 2009, Louisville, Kentucky: JASNA’s Louisville Region presents the 2009 Jane Austen Festival (PDF). See the Editrix’s writeup about the Festival.
December 11-26, 2009, Los Angeles, California: Broad Stage presents Jane Austen Unscripted with High Tea, an improv production with actors dressed in Regency costumes.
October 20-November 22, 2009, Seattle, Washington: Book-It Repertory Theatre presents Emma, following on the success of two presentations of P&P and one of Persuasion (which knocked Cub Reporter Heather’s socks off). Tickets are $15-40. Subscription tickets are available now; single tickets go on sale in June.