EMMA WOODHOUSE IS NOT A BITCH
February 1-23, 2013
The Cedar Riverside People’s Center Theater
425 20th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454
Written by Laura Leffler-McCabe and Tanner Curl
Directed by Blake E. Bolan
Savage Umbrella wants to party with you and your valentine, kicking off 2013 with Emma Woodhouse Is Not A Bitch, an adaptation of Jane Austen’s Romantic novel Emma, presented at the Cedar Riverside People’s Center Theatre, February 1st-23rd.
Building on the collaborative successes of previous adaptations like The Awakening and The Ravagers, Savage Umbrella contemporizes the class stratification and sexual politics of Austen’s classic for a generation awash in social media, service industry jobs and Gossip Girl.
"This week's hounds chase down a classical guitarist extraordinaire, some Minnesota art profs with incredible printmaking chops, and a play about the richest of Jane Austen's heroines. Don't worry, she's not a..." -MPR Art Hounds
"The modern take on the classic is very clever and entertaining. Props to the writers for giving familiar characters new, contemporary lives while staying true to Austen’s original plot and character development." -Aisle Say Twin Cities
"By the end of the play, you may just find yourself on Team Emma." -Vita.mn
"Jane Austen's Emma is no stranger to the modern update -- witness the 1995 film Clueless -- but Savage Umbrella has turned up the heat several notches in their latest company-created production,Emma Woodhouse is not a Bitch." -City Pages
"If there were an award for the most beautiful cast, this show would definitely be in the running...The stage design from Zac Campbell, in its simplicity, was able to evoke a grandeur that didn’t detract from the need to feel like we were rubbing elbows with the upper class." -From the Back Row
"[T]he Peoples Center Theater has been transformed into a gorgeous party space where the upper class and the 99% meet heart-on in a clash of desires- what a delicious, bubbly treat for the eyes and ears." -Heidi Arneson via Facebook
"Savage Umbrella - you've charmed me." -Andrew Lee Dolan via Facebook
Photos: Stacy Schwartz