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Jane Austen's PERSUASION:
A Newly Revised Musical Drama

Saturday, June 8, 2013 at 7:30pm
Sunday, June 9, 2013 at 2:00pm
Athenaeum Theatre, 2936 N. Southport, Chicago
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Based on the novel Persuasion by Jane Austen

  • Original adaptation by Barbara Landis

  • Featuring songs from Jane Austen's manuscripts and music of the period

  • Fully staged with orchestra

Stage Direction by Nick Sandys and Barbara Landis
Musical Direction by Nyela Basney

A newly revised musical adaptation of one of Jane Austen's most admired novels – the story of a woman who has loved and lost and gets a second chance.

Persuasion focuses on the regret and loneliness of the heroine, Anne Elliot, who has rejected a proposal of marriage from the one man she truly loved. Anne had allowed herself to be persuaded by her snobbish family's convictions that Captain Wentworth was unworthy, but after a separation of eight years, the tables have turned. Anne is nearly an old maid and her once rich family is on the verge of bankruptcy, and Captain Wentworth returns from sea with both rank and fortune. Can he forgive her for being persuaded to break off their engagement rather than following her heart? And can their lost love be rekindled? One of the most powerful love stories ever written, it will leave you breathless!

“’A diamond of the first water.’ The Regency encomium seems appropriate when describing “Jane Austen’s Persuasion”. Hardly ten minutes into the production, I knew that I was seeing a winning new adaptation of Jane Austen’s last completed novel. This story of Anne Elliot’s second chance at love is told with such wit and life that I predict that this diamond will be remounted throughout the country for years to come. And I certainly hope it will.”
(Lori Davis, Reviewer for Chicago Stage Style and member of JASNA.)


Main Floor/Balcony I:
Children -$15
(12 and under)

Balcony 2:
Seniors/Students-$15, Children-$10
(12 and under)


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