S. ABINGTON TWP. — Clarks Summit University’s (CSU) Theatre Department will bring “Emma,” the beloved Jane Austen novel, to the university’s main stage at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26-28.
General admission tickets are $8 and may be purchased online at ClarksSummitU.edu/events or in person at the on-campus box office from 3 to 5 p.m. weekdays.
Children under 3 years of age will not be admitted.
The performance of this comedy of manners is co-directed by Communications-Theatre major Emma Finke and professor Jonathan Strayer. This unique student role of co-director was created as Finke’s senior project. She conducted script analysis for this 60-page play and blocked out 30 scenes.
While Austen’s novel is a long book, playwright Jon Jory adapted this play to be fast paced, which helps the story move in this under-two-hour production.
Production staff includes students Joanna Reigle as stage manager, Zacchaeus Abbiati as a crew manager, Megan Miller as dramaturg and Katelyn Hess as costume coordinator. Cast members are students Abigail Eldridge, Aubree Emmett, Breanne Guiles, Josiah Hall, Cal Hudak, Mayling Ijomah, Alex Madsen, Bethany Magee, Naomi Muennich, Clay Salvigsen and Jack Simons.