With hits like Sense and Sensibility, Emma, and Pride and Prejudice, the works of Jane Austen continue to charm readers young and old.
The only problem? There hasn’t been a new Jane Austen book in two-hundred years. But that’s about to change.
This December, Jet City Improv has once again partnered with Book-It Repertory Theatre to present the return of the hit feature-length improvised comedy AUSTEN TRANSLATION where audience suggestions are translated into an all-new romance set in Jane Austen’s world of landed gentry, grand ballrooms, English manor houses, love, valor, sense, and sensibility.
Every performance of AUSTEN TRANSLATION tells the story of a bright young heroine’s journey to navigate the designs of her family and the delicacy of her heart. While faithful readers of the grande dame of English romance novels are sure to delight in the country dances, carriage rides, and turns about the room in this unscripted romance, beloved characters like Mr. Darcy or Emma Woodhouse will be nowhere in sight. Instead, a cast of trained improvisational actors will create a completely original cast of characters in a tale full of stolen glances, tantalizing secrets, and a love story for the ages.
What people are saying:
“Love Jane Austen? Seattle improv show may be your cup of tea” – Misha Berson, the Seattle Times (2013)
When can I see it?
This show is now closed after runs in January-February 2013 and November-December 2016.
What does it cost?
Advance tickets are $10 on Thursdays, $12-$15 on Fridays plus a $2 service fee. Tickets at the door are $15-$18. Discounts are available for students (with ID) and seniors over 55 (also with ID), military personnel and TPS members.
Would you like to bring a group? Grab a discount for 10+ people by clicking here.
The high stakes of etiquette in the Regency Era dictate that the content of this show is appropriate for all readers.
Created and Directed by Andrew McMasters
Assistant Director: Rebecca Plett
Production Manager: Mary McMasters
Press and Photos
Click here for the Austen Translation Press Release
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About Jet City Improv Presents
Austen Translation is a returning favorite in Jet City Improv’s line of improvised plays. Unlike most short-form improv formats that involve improvisers switching from game to game and creating brand new scenes every time, Jet City Improv Presents is an ongoing series of longform improv shows that present one or many stories around one cohesive theme. Improv still lies at the heart of each show, and every story is created based on unique suggestions and input every night. So yes, even though Jet City Improv Presents shows have sets and costumes and some thematic rules, the major role of the audience guarantees that no two performances are ever alike.
Jet City Improv’s 25th Anniversary Season is made possible by support from the following: