Theater 2020 Presents Free Comedy Reading Wednesday Evening

If “Jane Austen” (portrait by her sister Cassandra) and “comedy” seem an odd combination, come to the Mark O’Donnell Theater, 160 Schermerhorn Street (between Smith and Hoyt streets; near the A, C, and G Hoyt-Schermerhorn station) this Wednesday evening, March 1, starting at 7:00, for a free reading, no reservations required, of “Lady Susan or the Captive Heart, a Jane Austen Bodice Ripper” by Lynn Marie Macy. The reading is presented by Theater 2020, Brooklyn Heights’ own award winning stage company, whose production of Stephen Sondheim’s and James Lapine’s “Sunday in the Park with George” is running through Sunday, March 12 at the same venue. Of “Lady Susan” Theater 2020’s joint artistic directors, Heights residents David Fuller and Judith Jarosz, say

This comic adaptation illuminates Jane Austen’s earliest novel “Lady Susan.” Manipulative, callous and cruel, the beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon is on a manhunt and sets out to hook a rich husband. She will stop at nothing to achieve this goal including forcing her own daughter Frederica into an unwanted marriage. Will Lady Susan’s weakness for pleasure derail her notorious intrigues? Join us and find out!

Image: National Portrait Gallery, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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