Persuasion and Prejudice


Upper class society, a tale of love and loss, and a complicated family provide a hallmark for Jane Austen’s stories, and “Persuasion” is no exception.

The Indiana University Summer Theatre group’s production of this Austen classic accurately portrays the complicated romantic situations that many of the author’s classic characters tend to find themselves in. This version of the story was directed by Dale McFadden and adapted by Jennifer Le Blanc.

The story follows Anne Elliot, the forgotten daughter of an upper society man, in her journey to re-find love that was lost. Along the way she deals with jealousy, complicated family issues, and a scheming cousin.

Fans of Austen’s work may notice many similarities between themes and characters that fall in line with some of her other works such as “Pride and Prejudice”. Anne, like Elizabeth Bennet, is a forgotten child, who …
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