MIHS Drama Department will present Austen’s ‘Emma’ virtually

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2021 1:36pm
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The Mercer Island High School Drama Department will present its virtual winter production, “Emma,” on Feb. 25-27 and March 4-6.

Jane Austen’s comic masterpiece, which is adapted by Sandra Fenichel Asher, will feature 23 students performing in casts Hartfield and Highbury. In this adaptation, Austen steps on stage herself to guide her characters through the obstacles and joys of romance.

Sponsored by the Mercer Island Drama Boosters, the play can be streamed from home. To obtain tickets, visit http://mihs.booktix.com/. Admission is free and donations are accepted, with proceeds going to the drama boosters.

Once people reserve their tickets, BookTix will email a link address for the show/time attendees will be viewing. People only need one streampass per household.

Viewing times are 7 p.m. Feb. 25 (Hartfield) and Feb. 26 (Highbury); 2 p.m. (Highbury) and 7 p.m. (Hartfield) Feb. 27; 7 p.m. March 4 (Highbury) and March 5 (Hartfield); and 2 p.m. (Hartfield) and 7 p.m. (Highbury) March 6.

Cast Hartfield: Jane Austen (Kyra McPherson); Emma Woodhouse (London Brunelle); Henry Woodhouse (Artemis Wiegand); Mr. Knightley (Jamisen Dowdy); Harriet Smith (Sophia Dondisch); Mr. Elton (Sofia Yarza); Mrs. Weston (Amelie Van Dooren); Mr. Weston/Robert Martin (Max Fischel); Frank Churchill (Evan Skirgaudas); Miss Bates (Brielle Gradek); Jane Fairfax (Kate Petersen); Mrs. Elton/Mrs. Bates (Maple O’Callaghan).

Cast Highbury: Jane Austen (Kate Gormley); Emma Woodhouse (Kendall Baebler); Henry Woodhouse (Lucas Vorkoper); Mr. Knightley (Max Cathey-Roberts); Harriet Smith (Sadie Jensen); Mr. Elton (Milo Mechem-Miller); Mrs. Weston (Molly Atkinson); Mr. Weston/Robert Martin (Kylie Drake); Frank Churchill (Evan Skirgaudas); Miss Bates (Caroline Thompson); Jane Fairfax (Catherine Grady); Mrs. Elton/Mrs. Bates (Madison Laurie).

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