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Nov
8
Thu 7:30 PM

Jane Eyre

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When: Thursday, November 8, 2018
7:30 PM - 10:00 PM  

Where: Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts, Josephine Louis Theatre, 20 Arts Circle Drive, 1949 Campus Drive; 10-30 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Public

Cost: Adult $25
Seniors (62+) $23
Area Educator $23
NU Faculty/Staff/Emeriti $20
Full-Time Student $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door

Contact: Wirtz Center Box Office   847.491.7282

Group: Virginia Wadsworth Wirtz Center for the Performing Arts

Category: Fine Arts

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Description:

As an orphaned child, Jane Eyre is taught by a succession of severe guardians to stifle her natural exuberance and as a result, she locks a part of herself away out of view from polite society. That is until she arrives at Thornfield Hall to begin work as a governess to the young child of Edward Rochester. Quickly, the wealthy man’s passionate nature reawakens Jane’s hidden self, but darker secrets are stirring in the attic above. Kathryn Walsh directs Polly Teale’s bold adaptation of the literary classic that uses theatrical movement to put the interior life of the novel on stage in a way you’ve never experienced before.

'Polly Teale has liberated Jane Eyre in a way that Charlotte Brontë could not... Her most inspired idea is to fuse the mad woman in the attic with Jane's younger self' - Observer

'one of the finest and most searching stage adaptations I have ever seen... this Jane Eyre succeeds as both a wise distillation of the novel and a thrilling piece of theatre in its own right' - Daily Telegraph

'Puts the interior life of the book on stage as well as its narrative. Adaptations of this quality can't be dismissed as a poor second to reading the book' - Time Out

Estimated Running Time: Estimated 2hrs with one intermission.
Audience Advisory: Sexual violence. Rec Age: 12+

October 26 – November 11, 2018

Josephine Louis Theater, 20 Arts Circle Drive

Adapted from Charlotte Brontë’s novel by Polly Teale
Directed by Kathryn Walsh

Performance Schedule

Friday, October 26 at 7:30PM
Saturday, October 27 at 7:30PM
Sunday, October 28 at 2:00PM
Friday, November 2 at 7:30PM
Saturday, November 3 at 7:30PM
Sunday, November 4 at 2:00PM
Thursday, November 8 at 7:30PM
Friday, November 9 at 7:30PM
Saturday, November 10 at 7:30PM
Sunday, November 11 at 2:00PM

Tickets available online now!
Sales available in-person & phone September 26

Ticket Pricing

Adult $25
Seniors (62+) $23
Area Educator $23
NU Faculty/Staff/Emeriti $20
Full-Time Student $10
NU Student $6/Adv. $10/Door

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