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Tuesday, March 20, 2007

New Jane Eyre Adaptation at Festival


This September a new adaptation of Jane Eyre will be featured at the Guthrie Theater festival in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The play will star Stacia Rice as Jane Eyre, and will be directed by John Miller-Stephany. It runs from Sept. 8-Nov. 10.

"We are producing plays on all three of our stages year-round, and the Guthrie will be a constant hub of creativity, discovery and artistry," [artistic director Joe] Dowling said. "There will be very few dark days at the Guthrie this season."

Alan Stanford's new adaptation of "Jane Eyre" opens the season in September. Twin Cities actor Stacia Rice stars in the Charlotte Bronte story.

Charlotte Brontë’s beloved tale of romance and suspense receives a new adaptation by Alan Stanford, whose version of Pride & Prejudice earned rave reviews by subscribers and critics alike. Jane Eyre accepts a position as a governess to a ward at Thornfield Manor and wins the love of her employer Edward Rochester, a kind, yet mysterious man. But soon, Jane’s love, strength and determination are tested as Rochester’s long-kept secrets are unveiled.

New season subscriptions range in price from $60 to $504. On sale May 7, 2007.

Single tickets for Wurtele Thrust Stage and McGuire Proscenium Stage shows (except A Christmas Carol) range from $24 to $69. On sale June 20, 2007. (Jane Eyre will be performed at the Wurtele Thrust Stage).

6 comments:

Amy said...

Yay! That's my part of the world! I am so there.

rinabeana said...

What's with the Guthrie? A friend just told me that Ian McKellen is going to play King Lear there. I almost wish I lived in Minneapolis...

Brontëana said...

to Amy:

If you get a chance to see it, would you write us a review?

Brontëana said...

to rinabeana:

Your friend is right. And with all of the Jane Eyre productions that have toured Texas, perhaps this is fate's way of restoring balance? I don't know, since I still haven't see any. :(

Amy said...

I'd love to!

Brontëana said...

to amy:

Excellent!