Friday, February 02, 2018

Friday, February 02, 2018 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new Jane Eyre adaptation opens today, February 2, in York, PA:
Jane Eyre
Written by Charlotte Brontë
Drama adapted by Thomas Hischak
Guest Director Jessica Crowe
With Lydia McCleary, Andrea Unger, Dan Griffin, Ashley Howard.

DreamWrights Center for Community Arts
York, PA
February 2, 3, 8, 9 & 10 – 7:00 pm
February 3, 10* & 11 – 3:00 pm
*Touch Tour and Audio Described (Reservations required)

Jane Eyre survives a meager childhood to be employed at Thornfield as governess to the spoiled ward of an absentee guardian. Sparks fly when Mr. Rochester returns from abroad, but Jane’s trials continue as she searches for love and belonging without sacrificing her true self.  Don’t miss this dramatic retelling of Charlotte Brontë’s classic story.
Broadway World gives further information:
Lydia McCleary, who plays Jane, is also to bring this production to the stage. "Jane Eyre is my favorite book. I've read it a billion times. And Jane is my favorite character ever in literature. I've always dreamed of playing Jane!" She says that the play is a little different than the book but she's enjoying the new perspective. "In the book Jane does a lot of thinking. There are pages and pages where she's just thinking. In the play, the narrator part fits in to reflect this introspection." McCleary and Crowe both agree that Andrea Unger who plays the narrator, an older and wiser version of Jane Eyre, and Sara Youcheff who plays the younger version of Jane, are both incredible in their roles.
Crowe believes audiences will enjoy DreamWrights' version of these timeless characters, the lessons found within the story, and the unique set design. She says it will be an emotional and empowering journey. "I hope that everyone will see how important it is to be true to yourself. It is very easy to let society shape who you are, but it is much more rewarding to stand strong in the face of adversity. Always listen to your heart, and remember that love and forgiveness are gifts that should always be given graciously."

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