Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment with Jane Austen and Friends
by Lynn Marie Macy
directed by Lynn Marie Macy
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. At the persistent urging of her hosts, Jane has consented to be Mistress of Ceremonies and preside over their Holiday theatricals, which are to highlight her own outrageously funny early writings. Jane leads her friends and loved ones through comedic interpretations of various fictional characters, novels, short stories, plays and poetry. Friendship and family ties are put to the test when romance "erupts" within the ranks of the players and it is up to Jane to dry the tears, mend the broken hearts and save their Christmas performance from disaster.
11/16/2007 at 8:00pm