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Jane Austen, Completely Zoomed

by Treanor Baring

A fast-paced, witty modern take on Austen’s six classic masterpieces.

 About 60 minutes

Times given are approximate and do not include intermissions/scene changes/breaks


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In addition to traditional live stage performance rights, Jane Austen, Completely Zoomed can also be performed under the following scenarios.

Virtual Performance

A Virtual Performance is a performance on an online web conferencing platform such as Zoom, Microsoft Teams, Skype, or Google Meets where performers are geographically isolated from one another and not together on a stage.

No audience is physically present with the performers. The audience is logged in to the same web conferencing platform as the performers.

Each time the play is performed for a virtual audience of any size (whether or not admission is charged) constitutes one performance.

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Productions of Jane Austen, Completely Zoomed may be Livestreamed.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance is a traditional performance that is livestreamed to the Internet as the actors are performing. Instead of watching the show live in the theatre, the audience watches virtually from their home or other location.

All Livestream Performances must be conducted through our Authorized Streaming Partner, BookTix. Please contact BookTix at info@booktix.com for more information about Livestreaming.

A Livestream Performance may be pre-recorded. Recordings for pre-recorded Livestreams may be made if the recording is destroyed at the conclusion of the production. Should the producing organization want to retain the recording for archival purposes, they must purchase a separate Videorecording License from Theatrefolk.

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Each time the show is Livestreamed (whether performed live or pre-recorded) constitutes one performance.

One license, three ways to use it

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Jane Austen—Completely Zoomed is a fast-paced, witty modern take on Austen’s six classic masterpieces. Suitable for online presentation, adaptable for in-person performances, this is not your great-great-great-great grandmother’s Jane Austen.

Choose to perform the canon in its entirety for a total of one hour, or select among the novels for shorter or competition-length performances.

Middle and high school players will delight in bringing to life these relatable homework-less romps through Jane Austen’s beloved novels.

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY


NARRATOR [A]
131 lines
Appears in modern dress. Can be seated in a large comfy chair or at a desk in front of a bookshelf.
HENRY DASHWOOD [M]
2 lines
Has physical action, appears very briefly. Accessory: jacket or coat. Color Identifier: black.
MRS. DASHWOOD [W]
6 lines
Mother, sweet and kind, emotional. Accessory: bonnet or hat. Color Identifier: cream.
ELINOR DASHWOOD [W]
13 lines
Sense. No-nonsense, practical. Accessory: plain shawl or scarf. Color Identifier: light blue.
MARIANNE DASHWOOD [W]
9 lines
Sensibility. Emotional, dramatic. Accessory: lacy shawl. Color Identifier: pink.
EDWARD [M]
5 lines
Stodgy, serious, shy. Accessory: brown or blue coat. Color Identifier: blue.
COLONEL BRANDON [M]
9 lines
Distinguished, serious. Accessory: red uniform coat, brass buttons if possible. Color Identifier: red.
WILLOUGHBY [M]
6 lines
Charming rogue. Accessory: fancy period tie or cravat. Color Identifier: purple.
LUCY STEELE [W]
9 lines
Sugary sweet but vicious mean girl. Accessory: flashy, feathery shawl. Color Identifier: hot pink.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE


NARRATOR
Appears in modern dress. Can be seated in a large comfy chair or at a desk in front of a bookshelf.
MRS. BENNET [W]
11 lines
A very silly woman, voice can get hysterical. Accessory: a handkerchief she waves about. Color Identifier: bright, garish orange or yellow.
MR. BENNET
0 lines
An EMPTY CHAIR, literally. (preferably a Windsor chair) next to the Narrator.
JANE BENNET [W]
4 lines
Eldest daughter. Very kind and sweet. Accessory: a pretty lace shawl or scarf. Color Identifier: a pretty pink. Set: may be seated at a desk or table to the side.
ELIZABETH BENNET [W]
19 lines
Middle daughter. Witty and lively. Accessory: a pretty flowered shawl or scarf. Color Identifier: a bold bright or royal blue.
LYDIA BENNET [W]
4 lines
Youngest daughter. Flirty and silly. Accessory: a fan can be homemade. Color Identifier: a bright red or violet.
BINGLEY [M]
3 lines
Nice looking and well-mannered gentleman. Accessory: a jacket possibly with a period cravat. Color Identifier: blue-grey or silver.
MR. DARCY [M]
12 lines
Stuck-up rich gentleman. Accessory: a dark jacket preferably with a period cravat. Color Identifier: gold. Set: may be seated at a desk or table to the side.
CHARLOTTE [W]
7 lines
Lizzie’s best friend. Plain and dull. Accessory: a drab or ugly colored shawl or scarf. Color Identifier: brown.
WICKHAM [M]
1 line
Handsome young army officer, quite charming. Accessory: a red coat. Color Identifier: scarlet or deep red.
MR. COLLINS [M]
2 lines
The stupidest most annoying man in England. Accessory: a black coat and priests collar. Color Identifier: a deep grey or black.

MANSFIELD PARK


NARRATOR [A]
Appears in modern dress. Can be seated in a large comfy chair or at a desk in front of a bookshelf.
FANNY PRICE [W]
22 lines
Kind and sweet goody two shoes. Accessory: a plain scarf or shawl. Color Identifier: dark or rich red brown.
JULIA BERTRAM [W]
1 line
A selfish younger sister, first appears in-person and then is represented by a doll on Henry Crawford’s set. The doll should have close to the same accessory and color identifier as Julia. Accessory: a simple feather, in a hat or handheld that you can match for the doll. Color Identifier: hot pink.
MARIA BERTRAM [W]
1 line
A stuck up, haughty snob. First appears in-person and then is represented by a doll on Henry Crawford’s set. The doll should have close to the same accessory and color identifier as Maria. Accessory: any bright baubly jewelry that you can match for the doll. Color Identifier: bright purple.
EDMUND BERTRAM [M]
12 lines
A nice, regular dude. Accessory: a dark jacket or coat. Color Identifier: a medium brown or tan.
TOM BERTRAM [M]
4 lines
A man about town. More flashy and dramatic than Edmund. Entitled and selfish. Accessory: a jacket. Color Identifier: blue.
HENRY CRAWFORD [M]
8 lines
An independently wealthy rake (he says so himself). Quite charming and a little bit sleazy. Accessory: a fancy tie. Color Identifier: teal or turquoise.
MARY CRAWFORD [W]
8 lines
Charming and well-mannered, sophisticated, but scheming. Playful and witty. Accessory: a fancy patterned scarf. Color Identifier: teal or turquoise.

EMMA


NARRATOR [A]
Appears in modern dress. Can be seated in a large comfy chair or at a desk in front of a bookshelf.
EMMA WOODHOUSE [W]
23 lines
Handsome, clever, and rich. Not your typical Jane Austen heroine. Even though she thinks she knows everything, she’s kindhearted so she should not be played like a mean girl. She genuinely thinks she’s helping. Accessory: a fancy scarf or hat. Color Identifier: gold.
HARRIET SMITH [W]
9 lines
Emma’s less fortunate friend. She’s lived in a boarding school her whole life and is very naïve and clueless. She speaks in an airy, empty-headed kind of way. She’s very sweet and sincere, though. Accessory: a shawl or lace handkerchief. Color Identifier: pink.
MR. KNIGHTLEY [M]
13 lines
Emma’s sister’s husband’s brother. Kind of like an older brother to Emma. He is full of advice all the time and just like Emma, thinks he knows everything. Only he does. Except when it comes to his own heart. Accessory: a tie or cravat, not fancy. Color Identifier: brown or beige.
MR. WOODHOUSE [M]
5 lines
Emma’s elderly father. He seems sweet and a little dithering, but he is also anxious and controlling in his own way. Accessory: a winter scarf or blanket. Color Identifier: grey or light blue.
MR. ELTON [M]
3 lines
The local clergyman, a young, handsome bachelor. Friendly and hero-like, until he turns out to be a snob. Accessory: a black and white clergy collar. Color Identifier: black.
FRANK CHURCHILL [M]
3 lines
The son of a neighbor who comes back for the first time in years and years. Handsome and charming. Is he all that he seems? A big flirt. Smirks a lot. Accessory: a fancy jacket or tie. Color Identifier: peacock or teal.
JANE FAIRFAX [W]
3 lines
Elegant, accomplished (which means she’s got talent), lovely in every way. Quite reserved and soft-spoken. Accessory: a pretty shawl or simple but elegant hat. Color Identifier: turquoise or aqua.

NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION


NARRATOR [A]
Appears in modern dress. Can be seated in a large comfy chair or at a desk in front of a bookshelf. Holds index cards like an old timey game show host reading about contestants. Switches between a serious narrator voice and a game show host voice.
CATHERINE MORLAND [W]
16 lines
The heroine of Northanger Abbey. Seventeen years old and naïve. Reads a lot of Gothic romance novels, bodice ripper type things, and is always expecting melodrama. She is steady and loyal, though, and has a strong moral compass. Accessory: a romance novel. Color Identifier: a pale peach or pink.
ANNE ELLIOT [W]
7 lines
The heroine of Persuasion. Twenty eight when the novel begins. She was in love with a nobody when she was nineteen and her family and friends persuaded to break off her engagement to him. She’s never loved anyone else. She’s intelligent, wise, and calm. Not at all like the other vain snobs in her family. Accessory: a book of poetry. Color Identifier: a medium or light blue.
CAPTAIN WENTWORTH [M]
4 lines
Anne’s former fiancé. A swashbuckling hero of the Navy. After Anne broke off her engagement, he made a fortune and returns to Anne’s circle of family and friends (too complicated to explain here). Resentful at first, he soon realizes he’s still in love with her. Accessory: a captain’s spyglass made from paper towel cardboard and toilet paper cardboard in successive sizes wrapped with black paper or painted and striped with gold or a rolled up chart or map. Color Identifier: navy blue.
LADY RUSSELL [W]
5 lines
Stand-in mom to Anne Elliot. Elegant, haughty and competitive. Accessory: a flowery or elegant scarf. Color Identifier: deep yellow or gold.
MRS. ALLEN [W]
6 lines
Wealthy older neighbor of Catherine Morland’s who invites her on a trip to Bath, England. Not as elegant as Lady Russell, and a bit silly. Into dresses and shopping and girlie things more than books or reading. Can even be giggly. Accessory: a lacy, gaudy scarf or shawl. Color Identifier: a bright yellow or gold.
HENRY TILNEY [M]
4 lines
The witty hero of Northanger Abbey. He’s not silly, but he is wry. Great off the wall sense of humor. Accessory: a priestly collar. Color Identifier: black, or a deep brown or blue.
MR. ELLIOT [M]
3 lines
Anne’s cousin. The most villainous villain ever because he appears charming and soft-spoken. He’s duplicitous and sneaky. Accessory: a fancy bow-tie or cravat. Color Identifier: mustard or brown-orange.
JOHN THORPE [M]
3 lines
Friend of Catherine’s. A far more obvious villain. Loud and obnoxious. Accessory: a dark jacket or coat. Color Identifier: lime green or olive.


Prop List

SENSE AND SENSIBILITY

large chair or desk (Narrator), jacket/coat (Henry), bonnet/hat (Mrs. Dashwood), plain shawl/scarf (Elinor), lacy shawl (Marianne), brown or blue coat (Edward), red uniform coat w/brass buttons if possible (Col. Brandon), fancy period tie or cravat (Willoughby), flashy feathery shawl (Lucy)

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

large chair or desk (Narrator), handkerchief (Mrs. Bennet), Windsor chair (Mr. Bennet), pretty lace shawl/scarf (Jane), pretty flowered shawl/scarf (Elizabeth), fan (Lydia), jacet possibly with a period cravat (Bingley), dark jacket preferably with a period cravat (Mr. Darcy), drab/ugly shawl/scarf (Charlotte), red coat (Wickham), black coat & priest's collar (Mr. Collins)

MANSFIELD PARK

large chair/desk (Narrator), plain scarf/shawl (Fanny), feather that you can match for the doll (Julia), bright baubly jewelry you can match for the doll (Maria), dark jacket/coat (Edmund), jacket (Tom), fancy tie (Henry), fancy patterned scarf (Mary)

EMMA

large chair/desk (Narrator), fancy scarf/hat (Emma), shawl or lace handkerchief (Harriet), tie or cravat - not fancy (Mr. Knightly), winter scarf/blanket (Mr. Woodhouse), black & white clergy collar (Mr. Elton), fancy jacket or tie (Frank), pretty shawl or simple elegant hat (Jane)

NORTHANGER ABBEY & PERSUASION

large chair/desk & index cards (Narrator), romance novel (Catherine), poetry book (Anne), captain's spyglass made from paper towel/toilet paper cardboard in successive sizes wrapped with black paper or painted and striped with gold or a rolled up chart or map (Capt. Wentworth), flowery/elegant scarf (Lady Russell), lacy gaudy scarf/shawl (Mrs. Allen), priestly collar (Henry), fancy bowtie or cravat (Mr. Elliot), dark jacket/coat (John)


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