Getting Local With Jane


Welcome to Getting Local With Jane, in which we list local events of interest to Janeites. Almost all of them this week are plays, and we hope our readers find something nearby. If there’s nothing near you this week, be of good cheer: you never know when Jane will come to your hometown.

June 9-19, Westport, Rhode Island: Westport High School Drama Club presents Emma. Tickets are $7 for adults and $5 for students.

Now through June 19, Edmonton, Alberta: Jane Austen Action Figure, a stage production that is part of the University of Alberta’s StageLab Festival. Tickets are $10.

Now through June 26, 2011, Seattle, Washington: Book-It Repertory Theatre continues its well-received run of Austen stage adaptations with a new staging of Sense and Sensibility. Tickets are $20-36 and there are a bunch of discounts–check out the link above for details. The Seattle Times loves it

June 16, Basingstoke, Hampshire: Austen’s Women, adapted and performed by Rebecca Vaughan, at the Central Studio. Tickets are £6-10.50. The Basingstoke Gazette has an article about the play.

June 29-July 2, 2011, Bristol, UK: The students of the Bristol Old Vic Theatre School’s International Acting Course will present Pride and Prejudice. Tickets are £13, £9 with concessions–quite a deal!

July 2, 2011, Altrinham, Cheshire: An open-air staging of Pride and Prejudice at Dunham Massey Hall. At least we think it’s open-air. Not much info in the article; if you’re interested, we suggest calling for info: 0844 249 1895.

July 9-10, 2011, Louisville, Kentucky: The fourth Jane Austen Festival will be held at historic Locust Grove, and we are sure will be as wildly successful as the first three! Festival activities include demonstrations, workshops, tea, a ball, and performances of Karen Eterovich’s “Cheer From Chawton” one-woman show. We unfortunately can’t make it this year but had a ball at the last two festivals–it’s worth traveling for.