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Hand House to host ‘Pride’ reading

  • When: Friday, July 19, 2013, 7:30 p.m.
  • Where: Hand House, Elizabethtown
  • Cost: Not available
  • Age limit: Not available
  • Categories: Community

ELIZABETHTOWN — More than two centuries after her birth, British novelist Jane Austen is still revered and read by all ages. This year celebrates the 200th anniversary of the publication of her most popular novel, “Pride and Prejudice.”
Kathleen Recchia of Jay, who has also portrayed poet Emily Dickinson throughout the North Country, has been waiting for an opportunity to celebrate Jane Austen’s life and this anniversary year seems most appropriate. On Friday, July 19, at 7:30 p.m. at The Hand House in Elizabethtown, Ms. Recchia and Mr. Vincent Smith of Hague will perform a staged reading of Howard Fast’s play, “The Novelist.”
“I was enchanted when I first read the play and love the way the playwright has integrated his fictional character of Captain Crighton into Jane’s life and work,” Recchia said. “I am also delighted to be working with Vincent Smith again. He and I performed, ‘Love Letters,’ in Ticonderoga last winter and will be reprising that as well later this summer.”
The performance is a fundraiser for another Jane Austen-related project of Ms. Recchia’s. For some years now, she has been working on a musical of, “Pride and Prejudice.”
For reservations or to learn more about either “The Novelist,” or the musical, “Pride and Prejudice,” call 946-8323.

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