Tiny Dynamite presents this madcap, funny, and fast-paced romp through the masterpieces of Jane Austen, starting May 29, 2019 at the historic Hill-Physick House.
It is a truth universally acknowledged that Tiny Dynamite, Philadelphia’s home to A Play, a Pie, and a Pint, is thrilled to announce that they will present the world premiere of THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN, ABRIDGED. This big-hearted comedy, written by Philadelphia’s own Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, and Meghan Winch, will be presented at the historic Hill-Physick House (321 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia) from May 29 through June 16, 2019. Opening night is May 31, 2019.
Newcomers and Janeites alike will be thrilled with this fun, funny, and fast-paced romp through the masterpieces of Jane Austen. Three nimble performers take on all of Austen’s beloved heroines, friends, and love interests—and her incisive social satire—in just one hour. Audiences will fall in love with Emma, Elinor, Mr. Darcy, and more, as brought to life by Jessica Bedford, Charlotte Northeast, and Trevor Fayle. The production is directed by Tiny Dynamite’s Producing Artistic Director Kathryn MacMillan.
All three featured artists have previously performed in adaptations of Jane Austen’s work. Jessica Bedford has appeared in three productions of PRIDE AND PREJUDICE on area stages, and Trevor Fayle appeared alongside Charlotte Northeast in Lantern Theater Company’s production of EMMA, for which Ms. Northeast won the Barrymore Award for Outstanding Supporting Actress in 2015. Ms. MacMillan directed that production.
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN, ABRIDGED, is part of Tiny Dynamite’s A Play, a Pie, and a Pint series, where every ticket comes with the show, a beer or soft drink, and a slice of pizza. New with this production are special Afternoon Tea Matinees on Sundays at 3:00pm. At these three performances, enjoy tea with Jane for one enhanced price ($35), including the show, an assortment of scones and tea sandwiches, hot tea, and a beer or glass of champagne.
Also new for this production is the location, the gorgeous Hill-Physick House. Built in 1786, this four-story brick home is the only freestanding Federal townhouse remaining in the Society Hill neighborhood of Philadelphia. The building is an excellent example of Federal style—it is decorated with French-influenced Neoclassic furnishings and includes a large city garden that contains plants popular in the 19th century.
Single tickets are now on sale at tinydynamite.org. There is limited cafe table seating in our historic venue; these tables and the best seats in the house can be reserved with the purchase of a group of 4 or 6 tickets.
Tiny Dynamite presents
THE COMPLETE WORKS OF JANE AUSTEN, ABRIDGED
World Premiere by Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, and Meghan Winch
May 29-June 16, 2019
Wednesday-Sunday at 6:30PM
Sunday matinees at 3PM
Hill-Physick House, 321 S. 4th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
Performed by Jessica Bedford, Charlotte Northeast, and Trevor Fayle
Designed by Sara Outing, Janus Stefanowicz, Michael Lambui, and Daniel Ison
Executive Honorary Producers: Gail Fishman and Steven Horii
Artistic Sponsors: Tom and Carol Beam
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Jessica Bedford is a Philadelphia-based theatre artist. She has performed widely on Philadelphia stages including the Arden, the Walnut, Theater Horizon, and Tiny Dynamite. Her plays have been produced at Juniper Productions and Passage Theatre, and she’s served as dramaturg for a number of professional productions, including world premieres. She was formerly the Associate Artistic Director at Montgomery Theater where she oversaw the Education and Dramaturgy programs for five years. Jessica teaches at DeSales University, Temple University, Villanova University, and the Walnut Street Theatre School. She is a member of the Dramatists’ Guild and Actors’ Equity Association.
Charlotte Northeast is a two-time Barrymore Award winning actor in Philadelphia, and has been seen onstage at Lantern Theater Company, InterAct, Act II Playhouse, Theatre Exile, Passage Theatre, Azuka Theatre, Montgomery Stage, Hedgerow Theatre, Curio Theatre, Shakespeare in Clark Park, Orbiter 3, Media Theatre, Theatre Horizon, and the Walnut Street Theatre. She is also a proud artistic associate, director, and actor for the Philadelphia Artists’ Collective (PAC). In addition to performing, she is a dialect coach and educator in the Philadelphia area.
Trevor William Fayle is a prolific Philadelphia-area performer, and has appeared onstage at Azuka Theatre, Theatre Exile, Inis Nua Theatre Company, Lantern Theater Company, Commonwealth Classic Stage Company, Quintessence Theatre Group, and Delaware Shakespeare. He will also be appearing with Philadelphia Artists’ Collective.
Meghan Winch is Artistic Associate at Tiny Dynamite and a Philadelphia-area dramaturg and actor. Her dramaturgical work includes being the resident dramaturg at Lantern Theater Company, as well as shows at Tiny Dynamite, Hedgerow Theatre, Theatre Horizon, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Iron Age. As an actor, she’s appeared in Tiny Dynamite’s The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He Is Very Upset with You All and at the Lantern, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and Hedgerow. This is Meghan’s first work as a contributing playwright.
Kathryn MacMillan is the Producing Artistic Director of Tiny Dynamite as well as a freelance director who is a veteran of more than 40 professional productions. For Tiny Dynamite: The Audience Disturbs Marcel’s Bath Time and He is Very Upset with You All and The Art of Swimming. For Lantern Theater Company: Betrayal, Arcadia, Mrs. Warren’s Profession, The Beauty Queen of Leenane (named Best Production of the 2012/13 season by Philadelphia Weekly), The Breath of Life(Barrymore nomination: Outstanding Overall Production), and The Hothouse (Barrymore nominations for Direction & Outstanding Production). Regional credits include Delaware Theatre Company, InterAct, Shakespeare in Clark Park, and several shows for Theatre Horizon, including the Barrymore nominated I Am My Own Wife and The Revolutionists. The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged is her first work as a contributing playwright.