This is a tough sell. With the Christmas season, and New Year’s, just behind, even the most Tiny Timmish of us might be ready to say, “Bah, humbug!” Nevertheless Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company, will boldly go against conventional wisdom and present a reading of Innocent Diversions, a Christmas Entertainment with Jane Austen and Friends, by Lynn Marie Macy, this coming Saturday, January 10 at the Brooklyn Heights Branch, Brooklyn Public Library, 280 Cadman Plaza Wast. The reading begins at 3:00 p.m.; doors open at 2:30. From the New York Times:
Some of Austen’s earliest writings (juvenilia) is fashioned into a fictional Christmas show staged in 1803 by Austen, family members and friends. Correspondence is read , poems recited, stories enacted, songs sung. A recurrent theme is (surprise) marriage prospects from the female perspective. Jane Austen fans and scholars need not read any further; they are more or less required to attend … if it’s Austen, attention must be paid!
Need to have your arm twisted more? Admission is FREE and light refreshments will be served. No RSVP necessary.