In case you weren’t sure that Jane Eyre is still relevant, contemporary reading, the New York Times is here to tell you that it is. In an article entitled, “12 New Books We’re Reading This Summer (and 6 Not So New),” John Williams lists Jane Eyre along with two new books of fiction coming out this summer.
Williams writes: “There’s a blurry place in my memory where books I was never assigned overlap with books I was assigned but neglected to read. I’m already 200 pages in, so this is a seasonal aspiration very likely to be fulfilled. I might follow it up with Emily Brontë’s ‘Wuthering Heights.’ Opinions seem to vary, and in interesting ways, about which book is superior. I’d like to join the jury.”
My Jane, our season opener, not only dives into the story of Jane Eyre. It also explores the private worlds of the books readers. This world premiere is by our own Producing Artistic Director, Daniel Elihu Kramer (who brought us Pride@Prejudice). Directed by Knud Adams, the production starts performances on June 29. We can’t wait to see you there!