Jane Austen’s EMMA World Premiere
WordCrafts Theatrical Press is celebrating the world premiere of the delightfully whimsical new stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, EMMA, by internationally acclaimed American playwright, Paula K. Parker. Springhouse Theatre Company, located in the Nashville, Tennessee, suburb of Smyrna, openedJane Austen’s EMMA on February 12, 2016 (just in time for the romantic Valentine’s Day weekend) and will run the show through the end of the month.
Jane Austen’s feisty, provocative and enchanting heroine, Emma Woodhouse, comes to life on the stage in Parker’s sparkling new stage adaptation. Beautiful, talented and bored, Emma amuses herself by making matches for her acquaintances, and she fancies herself to be quite adept at the practice. But things spin quickly out of control when Emma intervenes in the affairs of the heart of her hapless friend, Harriet. The result is a hilarious comedy of errors that eventually uncovers the secret desires of Emma’s own heart.
Jane Austen’s EMMA is the third of Austen’s novels that Ms. Parker has adapted for the stage. Her other adaptations, Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice and Jane Austen’s Sense & Sensibility, are also available from WordCrafts Theatrical Press. Jane Austen’s EMMA is available for production by either amateur or professional theatre companies. For more information or to request production rights, visit WordCrafts Theatrical Press.