‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’. - Anne Brontë’s final words to her sister Charlotte were ‘Take courage, Charlotte, take courage’, and they have proved to be inspirational not only to her ...
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Chester Theatre Company presents
Written by: Daniel Elihu Kramer
Directed by: Knud Adams
A struggle to survive. A romance with dark secrets. Two love affairs—Jane and Rochester, and Jane and her readers. The sweeping drama of Charlotte Brontë’s beloved novel Jane Eyre is given a contemporary twist as the story of Jane’s journey from Victorian hardship to independence and happiness works its magic on people today. A moving look at how deeply a book can affect readers nearly two centuries later.
Camila Canó-Flaviá – Jane
Alex Hanna – Mr. Rochester
Laura Ramadei – Narrator
Claire Siebers – Mrs. Fairfax, etc.
Chester Town Hall
June 29 – July 10, 2016.
Wednesday, Thursday, and Saturday at 8 pm. Thursday, Friday, and Sunday at 2 pm.
Talkbacks follow our Thursday 2pm and Saturday 8pm shows.
Cast Conversations follow our Friday 2pm shows.
Panel Discussion follows our Sunday, July 3, 2pm show.
Charlotte Brontë, Jane Eyre, and their Readers
Our panelists will discuss Charlotte Brontë’s most famous creation: the character of Jane Eyre, and the deep connections readers have formed with her over the years.
Cornelia Pearsall, Professor and Chair of English, Smith College
Lara Ramsey, Supervising Teacher, Smith College Campus School
Lise Sanders, Associate Professor of English Literature & Cultural Studies, Hampshire College