The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged, from Tiny Dynamite, is available to stream through July 17th.

-Brenda Hillegas
photo: Charlotte Northeast, Trevor William Fayle, and Brittany Onukwugha by Wide Eyed Studios

If you missed the stage return of Tiny Dynamite’s popular production, The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged, at the intimate Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake last month- fear not! You can still watch it in the comfort of your own home! Pour a cup of tea, grab a blanket, and get ready for a hilarious show that takes you through Austen’s beloved stories. 

Three Philadelphia actors- Charlotte Northeast, Brittany Onukwugha, and Trevor William Fayle- tackle Austen’s iconic novels and characters in a fast 80-minute show written by By Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, and Meghan Winch. Buckle up for this unique way of bringing Austen to life! The performance is part satire with some modernized references and a total love letter to Jane Austen.

Through props and costumes, exaggerated gasps and animated voices, breaking character and breaking the fourth wall, audiences will be given a crash course in Jane Austen and little history lesson on the English Regency period. See why Austen was such a popular voice during her time. Whether you’re a superfan or just dipping your feet into the pool of her classic novels…or maybe you just want to root for Mansfield Park… you’re going to have a great time with this performance! 

The whole 80 minutes felt like a fun night out listening to friends gush over all things Jane Austen. I regret not being able to catch it live. This streaming opportunity ends on July 17th, so get over to Tiny Dynamite’s website, get a ticket, and make a date with Jane. Then let us know which you prefer- Pride and Prejudice or Persuasion! Closed captioning is available.

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