Thursday, February 13, 2020

Thursday, February 13, 2020 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
Tomorrow, Februrary 13, opens a new production of Jane Eyre in Harfortd, CT:
Jane Eyre
Hartford Stage
by Charlotte Brontë
Adapted and Directed by Elizabeth Williamson

50 Church Street, Hartford, CT 06103
February 13- March 14, 2020

Orphaned as a child, Jane takes a position working as governess at Thornfield Hall for the brooding Edward Rochester. The strong-willed Jane falls in love with her mysterious employer, but the discovery of a dark secret and its devastating aftermath forces the young governess to make a heart-wrenching decision that changes their lives forever.
Broadway World has further information:
"Jane Eyre has always been one of my favorite novels, and I've been wanting to stage it for years. I love the way Brontë used the Gothic model to write a startlingly original, powerful story of one young woman's making her way in the world against considerable odds," Williamson said. "I'm delighted to be tackling it with the remarkable Helen Sadler as Jane, Chandler Williams as Rochester, and a wonderful company across the board."
And the Hartford Courant adds:
Williamson describes “Jane Eyre” as “the first feminist novel — Melia seemed relieved when I told her that’s what I thought.” Williamson investigated numerous existing adaptations of the novel before deciding that she needed to write her own. She says the project nearly landed on the Hartford Stage 2018-19 but her work as dramaturg for the London hit “The Inheritance” meant she couldn’t give “Jane Eyre” the time it needed.

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