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Northwestern University - Wirtz Center
Adapted from Charlotte Bronte's novel by Polly Teale. Directed by Kathryn Walsh.
Friday, November 9, 2018 at 7:30PM
Josephine Louis Theater
on the Evanston Campus of Northwestern University
20 Arts Circle Drive
Located on the southeast part of the Evanston campus, just off Sheridan Road and Campus Drive, on the south side of the Wirtz Center building, facing the parking lot(s).
“Please be advised this production has some sexual and violent content and is recommended for ages 12+
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.
Critical Responses to this fresh adaptation:
'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