Here’s a treat for all theater lovers, and especially for Janeites; devotees of the writing of Jane Austen (image, Wikimedia Commons) of which I’m one. Theater 2020 is Brooklyn Heights’ own professional stage company. They are presenting, for free and by live zoom reading, a new play by Lynn Marie Macy, Theater 2020’s resident playwright, Jane Austen at Prinny’s Palace. The play, which features a multinational cast,
“is a comic exploration of the day Jane Austen was invited to the Royal Palace by Prince Regent for tour hosted by his overly admiring Royal Librarian, James Stanier Clarke. Despite her distaste for the dissipated lifestyle of England’s soon to be Monarch, this event marked the highest public distinction her work received during her lifetime.”
The play will be shown, in conjunction with Brooklyn Public Library, in two sessions, each forty minutes long. The first is on Saturday, October 3, starting at 2:00 p.m.; register here. The second is on Saturday, October 10, also at 2:00 p.m.; register here.