Orphaned Jane journeys from a harsh childhood to become the loving caregiver of a child at the mysterious manor of Mr. Rochester. Jane is drawn to her enigmatic employer, but as dark secrets emerge, she must choose between her newfound security and the uncertainty of a life lived for oneself. Adapted by Christine Calvit.
An L.A. Theatre Works full cast recording featuring:
Emily Bergl as Jane
Jane Carr as Mrs. Reed/Lady Ingram
Alexis Jacknow as Grace/Amy/Diana
Cerris Morgan-Moyer as Bertha/Adele/Blanche/Hannah
Darren Richardson as St. John/Mason
Alan Shearman as Brocklehurst/Dr. Carter/Reverend Wood/Porter
Jeanne Syquia as Helen/Mary
Nick Toren as Rochester
Joanne Whalley as Mrs. Fairfax
Includes a conversation with author and scholar Maureen Lee Lenker about Jane Eyre and the Brontë sisters.
Directed by Marsha Mason. Recorded in Los Angeles before a live audience at The James Bridges Theater, UCLA in December of 2015.
“Brought to life by a supremely talented ensemble, the L.A. Theatre Works rendition of Jane Eyre is a new way to experience this treasured classic…” — Midwest Book Review
“…this adaptation and Bergl’s strong and perceptive vocal presence shine… L.A. Theatre Works serves up another smart emotional roller coaster ride performed before a live audience.” — AudioFile Magazine