Thursday, April 26, 2018

Thursday, April 26, 2018 12:30 am by M. in ,    No comments
A new adaptation of Jane Eyre opens today, April 26, in Fayetteville, NC:
Sweet Tea Shakespeare presents
Jane Eyre
Adapted and directed by Jessica Osnoe
1897 Poe House on the grounds of the Museum of the Cape Fear, 801 Arsenal Ave.
Thursday through May 6. Shows are Thursday through Sunday @7:30PM
Jen Pommerenke plays Jane Eyre and Richard Adlam plays Edward Rochester. Other performers are Gage Long, Alexcia Thompson, Traycie Kuhn-Zapata, Gabe Terry, Annalise Kelly and Erin Fossa

Based on the groundbreaking classic novel by Charlotte Brontë, this premiere adaptation “shakes” up this haunting, lush, gothic romance. Jane comes of age in a world where she must keep secrets to herself. When she falls in love with Edward Rochester, secrets become heartbreak as she and Edward journey through love, loss, unrelenting hope, and undying passion.
Bring your own seating or rent a folding chair or blanket, order some barbeque from Blackstone Smokehouse, sip the draft beer, wine, or sweet tea available for purchase, and join us under the evening sky to enjoy theatre, music, and fellowship.
We will perform, rain or shine, with indoor performances held at St. Michael’s Catholic Church next to the Poe House.
The Fayetteville Observer has further information:
 “Most of our production staff is women,” Osnoe said. “There’s some really incredible women in this production.” (...)
Osnoe said she has long loved Brontë’s “Jane Eyre.” One of the challenges in adapting it for the stage, she said, was that the novel is told in first person, a form not well suited to theater. (Rodger Mullen)


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