Bronte

By Polly Teale
Directed by James Bohnen
March 20 — May 4, 2008

This inventive drama, originally developed by the U.K.’s acclaimed Shared Experience Theatre Company, examines the lives of three of the most studied and discussed writers of all time. Spurred by their brother’s tumultuous personal life, Charlotte, Emily and Anne Brontë write from their remote home on the Yorkshire moors. The real and the imagined collide as the characters the sisters have created come to life. Polly Teale’s Bronte explores the question of how a trio of Victorian spinsters could have produced some of the most passionate literature ever written.

Cast

Carrie A. Coon, Emily
Susan Shunk, Charlotte
Rachel Sondag, Anne
Greg MatthewAnderson, Branwell
Linda Gillum, Bertha/Cathy
Patrick Clear, Patrick

Production

James Bohnen, Director
Patia Bartlett, Production Stage Manager
Tim Morrison, Scenic Designer
Judith Lundberg, Costume Designer
Richard Norwood, Lighting Designer
Lindsay Jones, Sound Designer and Original Music
Ross Moreno, Properties Designer
Eva Breneman, Dialect Coach

 

Reviews

“Theatergoers… will be amply rewarded by fascinating insights into the lives and times of English literature’s most reclusive geniuses, delineated in smart, meticulously-crafted performances”
-Windy City Times

 

Field Guide to Bronte

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