Lovers of classic prose and biting wit, take note.
Jane Austen’s skill for juggling vices, virtues, men, and women balances itself on the Lantern Theater Company stage with an adaptation of Emma, now on stage at the intimate St. Stephen’s Theater through October 27.
If every singles bar in America came stocked with an Emma Woodhouse, then everyone would eventually leave happily married — after a series of mishaps, false leads, and musical chair matchmaking.
Young Emma stirs the citizens of Highburg into a high fury of love by misdirecting Cupid’s arrows into friends, relatives, and everyone else who inadvertently stumbles into her matchmaking plans.
After taking in the play, immerse yourself even further into Austen’s world with Regency and Revelry: The Jane Austen Festival. Tea ceremonies, ballroom dancing lessons, lectures, and more will leave you the envy of the drawing room.
Tickets are $20 to $38 and are available online.
When: September 19-October 27
Where: St. Stephen’s Theater, 10th and Ludlow streets
More info: www.lanterntheater.org