New Jane Austen Inspired Christmas Play

My favorite playwright, Laura Thoma, has a new play in development — it’s a Jane Austen Christmas play!

Here’s a synopsis of “Miss Margaret’s Barton Cottage Christmas Surprise” by Laura Thoma:

Eight years after Jane Austen’s Sense and Sensibility, the adventurous Margaret Dashwood returns home to surprise her family for the holidays. The surprise is hers when she finds her former love interest, Lavinia, masquerading as the maid. Soon, jealousy, betrayal, and wild revelations threaten to upturn her plans for a lovely family visit, forcing her to decide if she will embrace her true feelings to save Christmas.

️If you’re in the Connecticut area, be among the first to get a glimpse of this new queer holiday romance and ode to Jane Austen. Join the Shoreline Playwrights for a staged reading in December.

December 15th, 7:30 PM
December 16th, 7:30 PM
December 17th, 3:00 PM

Where: Drama Works Theatre, 323 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, CT 

“Miss Margaret’s Barton Cottage Christmas Surprise” is one of two holiday plays that the Shoreline Playwrights are introducing to audiences this December. The other is “Holiday House” by Teresa Mella-Fogel: “Amanda is desperate and, with nowhere to go, breaks into the home of a former client. After the loss of her father, Sara goes to their summer home only to find a stranger there. Can the magic of Christmas help these two women find their way?”

Tickets are only $18, and you can purchase them here:

Each play is approximately 30 minutes. There will be a brief intermission with hot apple cider, holiday treats, and music.

Hope to see you there!

Learn more about Shoreline Playwrights here.

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