Jane Austen’s PERSUASION: A New Musical Adaptation
Saturday, September 10, 2011
Saturday, September 17, 2011
Sunday, September 11, 2011
Sunday, September 18, 2011
2936 N. Southport
(773) 935 – 6860
World Premiere Event!
Based on the novel Persuasion by Jane Austen, this originally written and scored adaptation by Chamber Opera Chicago’s, Barbara Landis, is
fully staged with orchestra and Celtic instruments
and features dancers from the Trinity Irish Dance Company.
Tickets are reserved seating only and are available through the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office (773) 935-6860 or online at www.ticketmaster.com . Prices start at $30 and group discounts are available. Media Contact: Lori Gertz
Stage/Artistic Direction by Barbara Landis and Nick Sandys
Musical Direction by Nyela Basney
Musical arrangements by Barbara Landis, Nyela Basney, Patricia Morehead, and David McGuire
Set Design by Jacqueline and Richard Penrod A moving new musical adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s most admired novels – the story of a woman who has lost at love and gets a second chance. In PERSUASION, Anne Elliot has rejected a proposal of marriage from the one man she truly loved, Captain Frederick Wentworth. She was persuaded by her godmother that Captain Wentworth was unworthy, but after a separation of nearly a decade, he returns from sea with both rank and fortune. Anne is nearly an old maid and her once rich family is on the verge of bankruptcy. Can Anne win him back? Can he forgive her for breaking off their engagement rather than following her heart? And can their lost love be rekindled?
A musical drama filled with traditional music from Jane Austen’s time, Irish and period dance, plus striking sets and projected scenery of England, this promises to be an authentic rendering of Jane Austen’s novel that will transport you back in time!
Main Floor/Balcony I:
Adults $30, Seniors/Students $25, Children (12 and under) $15
Adults $20, Seniors/Students $15, Children (12 and under) $10
Tickets available at Ticketmaster outlets, by phone at 312-902-1500, online at www.ticketmaster.com, or at the Athenaeum Theatre Box Office. Group Discounts are also available.
http://www.chamberoperachicago.org/persuasion.html , Chamber Opera Chicago, (312) 951 – 7944.
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