Update: Lady Susan Moving to New Location

This Saturday’s (July 14) reading, presented by Theater 2020, of Lynn Marie Macy’s work-in-progress Lady Susan or the Captive Heart, a Jane Austen Bodice Ripper, originally scheduled to be held at the Brooklyn Heights Branch of the Brooklyn Public Library, has, because of the Library’s well known air conditioning problems, been moved to St. Charles Borromeo Church, 21 Sidney Place. It will be from 1:30 to 3:00 p.m.; admission is free and no reservations are required; and the playwright and actors will be available for a brief discussion afterward.

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  • Knight

    NEXT Saturday’s performance is relocated! How long is it going to take the library to fix the air conditioning? Sounds like their HVAC mechanic is in the same union as Time warner Cable.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    I think the library just wasn’t able to give an ironclad promise that the A/C would be fixed by this coming Saturday, so, out of caution, David and Judith decided to move it to the church.

  • PS 8 parent

    Is the library open again?

  • Topham Beauclerk

    Jane Austen did not write bodice rippers, a rather down-market genre.

  • http://selfabsorbedboomer.blogspot.com Claude Scales

    The play is based on Austen’s first novel, in which a bit of bodice ripping did happen. As Austen’s art matured, bodices remained intact.

    PS 8 Parent: According to the BPL website, the library is open today, although the phones are out of order. There’s a link to a PDF document about “temporary closures of the Brooklyn Heights Branch”, but I can’t get it to work.

  • princess

    This is a adaptation “based” on Jane’s early writings. Lynn Marie Macy is a wonderful (published) playwright, and her dialogue is always appropriate to the genre. Google her reviews for “Northhanger Abby.” Please attend and see for yourself!!! There is a talk with the playwright after the reading. See you there! :)

  • Topham Beauclerk

    I read Lady Susan many years ago; I don’t recall anything so violent.

  • princess

    Ooooooo … you are in for a treat Topham. No “violence” but Jane’s leading lady in Lady Susan is a fiesty one! Come and join us. :)

  • bklyn20

    Topham, perhaps they were inspired by last summer’s teen paperback sensation, “Pride and Prejudice and Zombies.”

    The same author also wrote the book that inspired the movie “Abraham Lincoln, Vampire Hunter. “

  • princess

    Believe me…this is FAR more classy then either of those pieces. This writer is good, and cares. GOOGLE the playwright….and YOU will see! Only takes a moment. See you on Saturday! :)