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Northanger Abbey

Adapted by Tim Luscombe from the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Joanie Schultz

October 2 - November 10, 2013

Greenhouse Theater Center, Upstairs Mainstage
Featuring Greg Matthew Anderson and Annabel Armour

Jane Austen's hauntingly romantic comedy

Jane Austen has a high time with the literature of her day, as 17-year old Catherine, a voracious reader, makes the Gothic tale she's reading come all-too-much to life, causing her to misinterpret much that's happening around her. Remy Bumppo presents the U.S. Premiere of a new adaptation, complete with charming heroes, sneering villains, love lost and found, and a setting perfect for the Halloween season. There's debate whether Northanger Abbey was the first Jane Austen novel, but there's no debate that it's full of fun and romance in inimitable Austen style.

Northanger Abbey Reviews:

Four Stars
Time Out Chicago

devilishly good stage adaptation...delicious”
Chicago Sun-Times

“one smoothly pleasurable evening of theater”
New City

wonderful!Hear more...
Dueling Critics

Jeff Awards Recommended

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Between The Lines

Sunday, October 20, 2013, at 1:30 pm

Diane Capitani, PhD , holds four master’s degrees from Northwestern University, the University of Chicago, and the Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University in French, English literature, comparative literature, and theology and history and a PhD in theological and historical studies from the Garrett Theological Seminary at Northwestern University where she is the Director of the Writing Center and Affiliate Faculty in writing and theology. She is also a lecturer in English, comparative literature and religion at Northwestern University where she has twice been a nominee for the Distinguished Teaching Award. She has published one book, Truthful Pictures: Slavery Ordained by God in the Domestic Sentimental Novel of the 19th Century South and is currently finishing her book Jane Austen: Augustinian, as well as a Jane Austen novel. She has published articles in feminist theology, Christianity and literature, and Iris Murdoch, here and in the United Kingdom. She has spoken before the Jane Austen Society of North America at several Annual General Meetings, as well as the Greater Chicago Region, the North Texas Region, and the Louisville, Kentucky Region.


The 2013/2014 Season is generously underwritten by:

Northanger Abbey is underwritten, in part, by:
THE JANE ELLEN MURRAY FOUNDATION, Executive Production Sponsor

BRUCE AND MARY FEAY, Assistant Production Sponsors
KAREN RANDOLPH AND BILL LINDEN, Assistant Production Sponsors


Greg Matthew Anderson

Greg Matthew Anderson
as Henry Tilney

Annabel Armour headshot
Annabel Armour
as Mrs. Allen/Mrs. Morland
Robert Hope headshot
Robert Hope
as John
Carl Lindberg headshot
Carl Lindberg
as James/Frederick
John Lister
John Lister
as General Tilney
Darci Nalepa headshot
Darci Nalepa
as Isabella
Sarah Price headshot
Sarah Price
as Catherine
Meg Warner headshot
Meg Warner
as Eleanor