Manipulative, callous and cruel – the beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon is on a manhunt. To restore her broken fortunes the greatest coquette in England sets out to snare a rich husband. She will stop at nothing to achieve this goal including forcing her own daughter Frederica into an unwanted marriage. Will Lady Susan’s weakness for pleasure derail her own notorious intrigues? Literature’s greatest villainess is about to take center stage. This hilarious adaptation illuminates Austen’s earliest novella while paying homage to Georgian theatrical traditions.
Long-time AustenBlog readers will remember Lynn Marie as the author of our very favorite stage adaptation of Northanger Abbey. Check it out–it should be a good time!
A reading of Doubt & Deliberation, a new play by Lynn Marie Macy, will have a reading in New York City on Monday, February 23. The reading was rescheduled from an earlier date due to weather. Unfortunately the Editrix will not be able to attend, but she hopes other Janeites get a chance to check it out.
Based on a true story, Doubt & Deliberation is a theatrical examination of the magical intersection of art with real life. Anna dreams of becoming a writer like her celebrated Aunt while her cousin Fanny scrutinizes the qualities of her multiple suitors. Both young women look to Jane Austen for advice and lessons in literature, life and love.
Ms. Macy is the playwright of Northanger Abbey: A Romantic Gothic Comedy, which we have seen and been delighted by in two different productions. She also directed the splendid video of Henry Tilney doing a parody of the Old Spice ads.
So we think this reading is well worth checking out!