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Brookfield Resident Performs in Acacia Theatre's "Jane Austen's Persuasion"

July 4, 2014

Maura Atwood, Brookfield actress, brings character Elizabeth Elliot to the stage in this sparkling new adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel, “Persuasion,” a classic story of enduring love. The play is adapted from Austen's novel by Jennifer Le Blanc and directed by Tim Rebers. Performances are July 11-July 20, 2014.

Actress Maura Atwood enjoys bringing a classic novel to life. She says, “This Jane Austen novel is not quite as well known as the others. Anne Elliot is persuaded against her heart to break off her engagement with Captain Wentworth, and now, after many years, he is back in her life. She doesn't believe he will ever love her again, but terribly romantic things always happen in Jane Austin novels

What does Atwood like most about the play? “Our cast! We've been getting along so well. We're always laughing about something. Tim Rebers, our director, is helping us bring out our characters' personalities along with the surprisingly abundant humor of the story.”

“I started character work with deciding how I wanted my characters to sound. Elizabeth speaks with a deeper voice, and slowly, because she's often bored or supercilious. Henrietta speaks quickly and excitedly, and in a higher register. Starting with the voices instead of studying my characters' given circumstances first is like working backwards for me, but so far it has worked very well,” says Atwood.

She likes the chance to update other interpretations. “Our Anne is less timid and trodden-upon than the other interpretations I have seen. It's refreshing to see a strong woman instead of a mouse in the center of this story,” Atwood says.

When the financially endangered Elliott family is reduced to renting part of their estate, daughter Anne is astonished to learn the new tenant is the sister of Frederick Wentworth, whose proposal she was persuaded to reject by a mentor. Then he was a sailor of poor social standing; now he is a rich and eligible officer. Can their love be redeemed?

All performances will be given in Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information
Performances: Fri., July 11, 8pm; Sat., July 12, 8pm; Sun., July 13, 3pm; Thurs., July 17, 8pm; Fri., July 18, 8pm; Sat., July 19, 4pm and 8pm; and Sun.. July 20, 3pm

Season Subscription and Single Ticket Information

Single tickets for all shows will cost $16, or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. More information is available by calling (414) 744-5995 or visiting www.acaciatheatre.com.

About Acacia Theatre Company


Founded in 1980, Acacia Theatre Company is an independent, non-profit, interdenominational group of dramatic artists who share a common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting theatre from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Through uplifting, quality entertainment, Acacia provides occasion for thanksgiving, growth and enjoyment, and the opportunity for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God. More information is available at www.acaciatheatre.com

Photo: Michael Jeske plays Captain Wentworth and Susie Duecker plays Anne Elliott in Acacia Theatre’s “Jane Austen’s Persuasion.”

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