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A SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.
Full-Length Play, Comedy
Jane Austen's comic novella – about a young widow's brilliant
scheming in turn-of-the-19th-century English society – comes to
life in Rob Urbinati's delightfully witty stage adaptation.
(4 female, 3 male)
LADY SUSAN – 30s. An attractive, manipulative widow.FREDERICA – Teens. Lady Susan’s clever, guileless daughter.CHARLES VERNON – 30s, Lady Susan’s patient, obliging brother-in-law.CATHERINE VERNON – 20s. Charles Vernon’s suspicious wife.REGINALD DE COURCY – 20s. Catherine Vernon’s dashing younger brother.ALICIA JOHNSON – Older. Lady Susan’s chatty confidante.SIR JAMES MARTIN – 30s. A wealthy, dimwitted (possibly overweight) bachelor.
“Buoyant, witty comedy... A deliciously verbal comedy of manners.” – Portland Phoenix
“Delightful... thoroughly engaging and highly entertaining... [brings]
home the message that female resourcefulness, when called upon, can be
an art form in itself.” – Portland Press Herald
“Breathtakingly stunning... Taking its inspiration from Jane Austen, this 21st-century work has all the eloquence of an early 19th-century classic, as it explores the intricate, timeless mating games that seem as relevant today as they did more than 200 years ago.” – Broadway World
“Rob Urbinati’s Lady Susan captures the essence of Jane Austen’s story, as well as her humor. Today’s women can easily understand that Lady Susan ‘seduces and schemes’ because she has no options – she cannot get a job or own property. The plight of a penniless widow trying to make a life for herself and her daughter is effectively conveyed with sympathy and biting wit. I enjoyed Jane Austen’s Lady Susan very much!” – Carolyn Jack, The Jane Austen Society of North America
Jane Austen's Lady Susan - Good Theater Promo
Rob was born in Framingham, Massachusetts and currently resides in New York City. He received a BA from ...
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