Regency and Revelry: The Jane Austen Festival

Presented in conjunction with Emma, Regency & Revelry: The Jane Austen Festival captures the novelist at the height of her modern-day popularity. Through performances, discussions, book readings, and experiential events, Regency & Revelry will offer a multi-faceted exploration into the world of Jane Austen.

Monday, October 7

 

7:00pm
Jane Austen Book Club – Sense and Sensibility

See Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm.
On the Lantern Mainstage | approximately 90min | FREE

 

Friday, October 11

 

6:00pm
Festival Welcome and Food & Wine Matchmaking

Following opening remarks by Emma director Kathryn MacMillan, sommelier-instructors from the renowned Wine School of Philadelphia will lead us through six wine selections and complementary foods that playfully explore Emma's key qualities as a matchmaker.
In the Lantern Lab | 90min | $35 ($30 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

8:00pm
Performance: Emma

On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs 40min | $35 (discounts for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

10:30pm
Artists: In Conversation – Post-Show Discussion with the Emma cast

On the Lantern Mainstage | 20min | FREE

 

Saturday, October 12

 

2:00pm
Lecture and Q&A: Hidden Jane Austen, Understanding Manners to Unlock Meaning in the Novels

Celebrated author Margaret C. Sullivan leads this revealing lecture that addresses key differences between Austen's time and our own, exploring the Regency etiquette of introductions, gender relations and dance rituals, health and wellness, and class hierarchies – all of which will allow deeper appreciation of Emma as both a novel and theatrical experience. Following the discussion, Ms. Sullivan will be available to sign copies of her book The Jane Austen Handbook; copies of the book will be available for purchase.
On the Lantern Mainstage | 90min | $10 ($8 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

3:30pm
Demonstration & Lesson: Regency Dance Forms and Afternoon Ball

Emma choreographer K.O. DelMarcelle and the Germantown Country Dancers will demonstrate and lead attendees in English country dance figures such as the cotillion, quadrille, and the early waltz, accompanied by live music. This fun, participatory event will immediately put to use the Regency etiquette discussed during the 2:00pm lecture.
On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs | $10 ($8 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

8:00pm
Performance: Emma

On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs 40min | $38 (discounts for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

10:30pm
Artists: In Conversation – Post-Show Discussion with the Emma cast

On the Lantern Mainstage | 20min | FREE

 

Sunday, October 13

 

2:00pm
Performance: Emma

On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs 40min | $38 (discounts for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

5:00pm
Demonstration & Refreshments: Regency Tea Rituals

Led by Emma dramaturg and tea authority Gigi Naglak and presented in partnership with the Main Line's A Taste of Britain, this event will offer a full tea and an education in tea rituals in Jane Austen's time and in modern England. (PLEASE NOTE: The printed Emma program lists an incorrect ticket price for this event. We sincerely apologize for any confusion or inconvenience.)
In the Lantern Lab | 90min | $35 ($30 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

7:00pm
Concert Performance & Discussion: Austentatious by 11th Hour Theatre Company

Philadelphia's 11th Hour Theatre Company presents a script-in-hand concert performance of Austentatious, directed by Megan Nicole O'Brien. When the Central Riverdale Amateur Players announce a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, stage manager Sam has her hands full with a colorful array of community theater misfits. With a jazzy score and anachronisms galore, Austentatious sends up theater at its comedic best. The performance will be followed by a moderated discussion and Q&A that will explore the skewering of the sacred cows of theater and Jane Austen's literature.
On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs | $20 ($15 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

 

Monday, October 14

 

7:00pm
Concert Performance & Discussion: Austentatious by 11th Hour Theatre Company

See Sunday, October 13 at 7:00pm.
On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs | $20 ($15 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

 

Tuesday, October 15

 

7:00pm
Book Discussion & Signing: Among the Janeites by Deborah Yaffe

Author Deborah Yaffe discusses her new memoir, Among the Janeites: A Journey through the World of Jane Austen Fandom, which explores the remarkable endurance of Austen's stories, the unusual zeal that their author inspires, and the striking cross-section of lives she has touched. Part chronicle of a vibrant literary community and part memoir of a lifelong love, Among the Janeites is a funny and touching meditation on the nature of fandom. Ticket price includes a copy of Among the Janeites, which Ms. Yaffe will be pleased to sign following the discussion.
On the Lantern Mainstage | 2hrs | $15 ticket + book ($12 for subscribers, seniors, students & groups of 10+)

 

Sunday, October 20

 

4:45pm
Jane Austen Book Club – Emma

See Monday, September 30 at 7:00pm.
On the Lantern Mainstage | approximately 90min | FREE

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EVENT DETAILS

WHEN
Monday, October 07, 2013
Recurring: ONCE Sunday, October 20, 2013
Recurring: ONCE Friday, October 11, 2013
Recurring: DAILY

TIME & PRICE
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WHERE
10th and Ludlow sts., Philadelphia, PA
Daily from 10/11/2013 to 10/15/2013. .

FOR MORE INFO
St. Stephen's Theater

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