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August 7, 2006


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American Premiere for Polly Teale’s ‘Jane Eyre’

Purchase, NY – The Performing Arts Center, Purchase College, marks season 29 with the 2006-07 season beginning September 8th. The season will feature the American premiere of Polly Teale’s Jane Eyre:

Theatre is always one of The Performing Arts Center’s strongest series. This season the series is a trifecta of brilliant plays. They begin in January, with The Acting Company’s American premiere of Jane Eyre, fresh from its acclaimed run in London’s West End.


The free subscription brochure, describing the new season, is available at The Performing Arts Center ticket office (914-251-6200). Season events also are listed on the website Subscribers get priority seating and save up to 20 percent off the single ticket prices. Single tickets go on sale Monday, Aug. 21st. MasterCard is the preferred card of The Performing Arts Center.

The play is described thus by London Theatre Direct, for those who are not familiar with the interpretation:

Jane Eyre is poor, plain and unloved. But locked up in the attic of her imagination lives a woman so passionate and so full of longing she must be guarded night and day for fear of the havoc she would wreck. Who is this woman who threatens to destroy Janes’s orderly world? A world where Jane has, for the first time, fallen in love. Last seen in the West End with its award winning play After Mrs Rochester, Shared Experience is one of the country’s most successful and inventive theatre companies, making a long awaited return to London with its heartbreaking, utterly compelling and unique interpretation of a great novel.


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