Jane Austen's Emma

Calvin Theatre Company's production features scenic and lighting design by David Leugs and costumes by Heather Brown 

Emma confesses in her bedroom
Emma confesses in her bedroom

The actors form her bed and become her subconscious

The opening, Emma behind the curtain
The opening, Emma behind the curtain

How we opened the show with Emma emerging from Jane Austen's famous silhouette and title projected on the curtain.

Emma engaging in a flirtation
Emma engaging in a flirtation

Emma, in an effort to change her fate, flirts relentlessly.

Emma plagued by the chorus
Emma plagued by the chorus

The cast forms a gossip chorus behind the title character.

Emma in a carriage
Emma in a carriage

Emma off to a Christmas party with the local reverend.

Character work
Character work

In this production we explored physical character through costume and gesture.

The chorus and Emma
The chorus and Emma

The gossip chorus surrounding the title character

Emma questions her motives
Emma questions her motives

In a rare moment of angry introspection, the title character engages in self-doubt

At the ball
At the ball

Mr. Knightley overlooking Emma's shoulder at the ball