Emma Woodhouse Is Not A Bitch

Fri, Feb 1, 2013 - Sat, Feb 23, 2013

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.

Tanner Curl (George Knightley), Kathryn Fumie (Emma Woodhouse) and Hannah K. Holman (Harriet Smith) – Emma Woodhouse Is Not A Bitch, February 2013. Photo by Carl Atiya Swanson/Savage Umbrella.

Emma Woodhouse Is Not A Bitch

Written by Laura Leffler-McCabe and Tanner Curl
Directed by Blake E. Bolan

The Cedar Riverside People’s Center Theater
425 20th Ave S.
Minneapolis, MN 55454

$12-20 sliding scale tickets, no-one turned away at any price

For more info: info@savageumbrella.org

For tickets: http://emmawoodhouse.brownpapertickets.com/

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Learn more about our cast and crew on our blog

  • About the Show
  • Previews and Reviews
  • Cast and Artistic Staff

Performance Dates

  • Fri, Feb 1, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 2, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 3, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb 7, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 8, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 9, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 10, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 15, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 16, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sun, Feb 17, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Mon, Feb 18, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Thu, Feb 21, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Fri, Feb 22, 2013, 7:30pm
  • Sat, Feb 23, 2013, 7:30pm



"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

Cast Members

Artistic Staff

  • Playwright/Artistic Director Laura Leffler-McCabe
  • Director Blake E. Bolan
  • Stage Manager Claire Nadeau
  • Sound Designer/Composer Ted Moore
  • Costume Designer Lisa Conly
  • Lighting Designer Courtney Watson
  • Set/Props/TD Zac Campbell
  • Assistant Director Nora Sachs
  • Assistant Stage Manager Jessica Spivey
  • Production Manager Heidi Jedlicka Halvarson