Getting Local With Jane is our semi-regular *cough* feature in which we direct our Gentle Readers’ attention to local events of interest to Janeites. If your town isn’t mentioned here, stay tuned–you never know when Jane might be coming to your hometown.
March 3-20, 2011, Bloomsburg, Pennsylvania: Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble presents a world premiere production of Jon Jory’s stage adaptation of Emma. Jane Austen Weekend packages at local inns and hotels are also available.
March 9, 2011, Williamsport, Pennsylvania: The Lycoming College Women’s and Gender Studies Program and Theatre Department will present “Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical,” performed by New York actress Karen Eterovich, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The show is free and open to the public.
March 12, 2011, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania: Jane Austen Festival, sponsored by JASNA Pittsburgh Region. See this post for details!
July 9 and 10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky: Save the date for the 2011 Jane Austen Festival! The Editrix has attended this event the past two years and enjoyed it immensely. This year’s activities will include an enlarged tea room, enlarged Shoppes of Meryton, a Regency Style Show, music, entertainment, a fashion display in the 2nd floor parlour of Locust Grove and of course a Grand Ball. New this year: “Cheer from Chawton: a Austen Family Theatrical” by Karen Eterovich and a Ladies’ Archery Competition. General admission is $10, tea, ball and theatrical are ticketed separately. Reservations begin June 1.