By Robert Johanson. From Charlotte Bronte's novel.
Cast: 6m., 14w. (Doubling and extras.) Charlotte Bronte's magnificent Gothic love story is brought to stirring life. The play's premiere at Paper Mill Playhouse received unanimous praise: "hugely entertaining" (Wall Street Journal); "rich in mystery and romanticism, abundant with brooding atmosphere" (Variety); "enthralling, beautiful, humorous and wildly romantic" (The Trenton Times). In the burned-out ruins of Thornfield Hall, the adult Jane Eyre recalls the disturbing events of her childhood and young adulthood: her miserable upbringing as an orphan thrust upon unsympathetic relatives, her trials at the infamous Lowood School, and eventually her acceptance as governess at Thornfield Hall where she encounters its enigmatic master, Edward Rochester. Jane eventually unravels the secrets of this mysterious place and finds her own personal epiphany through honesty, courage and sacrifice. A moving story for all times and a stunning portrayal of one of the world's greatest heroines. Unit set.