The Friends of the Cranford Public Library invite everyone to attend a live theatrical performance - from the safety and comfort of your living room. New Jersey’s own Theater Project will present a virtual script-in-hand reading of an original short play: "Lady Susan or The Captive Heart, A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper " by Lynn Marie Macy. The reading will be followed by a question and answer session with the audience, director, playwright and cast. Funds benefiting the Theater Project have been provided by the Friends of the Cranford Public Library.
Synopsis: Manipulative, callous and cruel – the beautiful widow Lady Susan Vernon is on a manhunt. To restore her broken fortunes the greatest coquette in England sets out to snare a rich husband. She will stop at nothing to achieve this goal including forcing her own daughter Frederica into an unwanted marriage. Will Lady Susan’s weakness for pleasure derail her own notorious intrigues? Literature’s greatest villainess is about to take center stage. This hilarious adaptation illuminates Austen’s earliest novella while paying homage to Georgian theatrical traditions.
LYNN MARIE MACY is a playwright, actor and director who currently resides and works in New Jersey/ New York Area. Most recently Ms. Macy was thrilled to have her new script "Jane Austen at Prinny’s Palace" read via Zoom with Theater 2020, co-hosted by the Brooklyn Public Library. Her plays "Vile Things In Dark Corners" and "Madame Campan’s Academy" were also read via Zoom with The Theater Project and co-hosted by the Cranford Public Library.
The Theater Project is an acclaimed professional theater group and the winner of two New Jersey Tony Awards. Learn more about them at www.thetheaterproject.org. The Cranford Public Library is committed to providing high-quality resources and events throughout the current epidemic. Learn more at www.cranfordlibrary.org.