Buy Tickets From the 2019-2020 Season: William Luce’s Brontë: A Portrait of Charlotte Playing February 28, 2020 to March 08, 2020

$15 General Admission Preview Sunday February 23, 2020
$15 General Admission Preview Thursday February 27, 2020

Mary Ruth Ralston (Photo by Daniel Parvis)

Brontë begins in 1849 with Charlotte, at thirty-three, returning from Scarborough, where she has buried Anne, her youngest sister. Only Charlotte and her stern God-fearing father are left in this house of memories and she has resigned herself to the notion that she will live and die a lonely old maid. As the play unfolds, Charlotte comes to terms with her genius and her need for love. Written by the author of Barrymore and The Belle of Amherst. Starring Mary Ruth Ralston as Charlotte.

“Brontë” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.

Join the cast and crew members for a lively Q&A on Sunday March 1, 2020

Beginning July 2019, our student ticket prices are as follows:
$15 General Admission Tickets on Thursdays
$20 in all sections on Fridays and Sundays
(No student discounts on Saturdays)

Director's Notes

Directed by Kati Grace Brown

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Show Roles

Performances February 28-March 8, 2020

Show Times
Shows at The Shakespeare Tavern Playhouse begin at 7:30pm, except on Sundays, when they begin at 6:30pm

Bardometer Rating

How difficult is this Shakespearean play to grasp? On a scale of 1 to 10.
What does rating this mean?

You may already know the story and what happens at the end. But even if you don’t, the play is light and the plot is easy to follow. Limited violence, limited bawdiness (see below). There are very few things – historical, religious, or political – that you need to know ahead of time. Just enjoy!

A note about bawdiness in Shakespeare: It exists. Despite what your English teacher taught you, Shakespeare wrote some pretty saucy lines and they pop up from time to time. While there is never any nudity on stage, our actors are trained to make the text clear. If we feel a show contains a plethora of Graphic Elizabethan Poetry (or is very bloody/violent/triggering) we will put that disclaimer in the blurb about the show. It won’t happen often. If this Bardometer lists a play as a 1 or 2, you can rest assured that it is an appropriate show for kids under ten.

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