University Players opens another exceptional season of plays with Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s beloved gothic romance, Jane Eyre this week. It runs September 22 through October 1, 2017 in Essex Hall Theatre.
Jane Eyre is orphaned, plain and poor, restricted to working as a governess in Thornfield Hall. But living in the attic of her imagination is a woman so passionate and fiery that Jane must keep her locked away. Polly Teale’s adaptation beautifully captures the stormy relationships between Jane and the master of Thornfield, Mr. Rochester, and Jane and her passionate inner self. Compelling, sensual and stark, this theatrical and innovative adaptation of the classic, trail-blazing novel is a treat for Brontë fans and neophytes alike.
University Players is the theatrical production arm of the School of Dramatic Art at the University of Windsor and home to a state-of-the-art training facility. The School of Dramatic Art has been producing future talent for more than 40 years.
Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, September 24th, a free “Talk Back” discussion with the actors will follow the performance. The Essex Hall Theatre is located on the University of Windsor campus.
Tickets are $8-$22 and can be purchased online at www.UniversityPlayers.com or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.