Lynn Marie Macy
December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire Estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. Their holiday theatricals are to highlight Jane's own outrageously funny early writings. Friendship and family ties are put to the test when romance "erupts" within the ranks of the players and it is up to Jane to dry the tears, mend the broken hearts and save their Christmas performance form disaster.
In Schiller's drama Ferdinand is the son of Baron von Walter, the Premier Minister in the Court of a German Prince whose nefarious political intrigues require Ferdinand to marry the Prince's Mistress. But Ferdinand and Louisa Miller, a simple Musician's daughter, are in love and the Premier's attempted plots to separate them go awry resulting only in destruction and despair.
The young Miss Catherine Morland experiences a dynamic and hilarious coming-of-age journey through the social whirl of 17th century Britain and the swashbuckling gothic adventures of her own vivid imagination.
LYNN MARIE MACY is a playwright, actor and director who has lived in the UK and Germany and traveled extensively throughout the world. Her most recent scripts include Doubt & Deliberation (Reading at Theater for the New City February 2015), a script that was originally commissioned for a reading by the Jane Austen Society of North America, New York Chapter. Madame Campan’s Academy, Lady Susan or the Captive Heart, A Jane Austen Bodice Ripper (staged reading with Theater 2020) and York Macy’s script Northanger Abbey, A Romantic Gothic Comedy. (Distilled Spirits Theatre, NYC, Blue Room Theatre, CA & Theater Ten Ten, NYC) was published by New York Theatre Experience in Playing with Canons, Explosive New Works from Great Literature by America’s Indie Playwrights And also recently published on Indie Theater Now. Macy’s other plays include Innocent Diversions, A Christmas Entertainment with Jane Austen and Friends which she also directed (Distilled Spirits Theatre, Theater Ten Ten), A Thousand Merry Conceits, A Private Audience with Nell Gwyn (Theater Ten Ten; Bedlam Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival), Crunching Numbers (Distilled Spirits Theatre, NYC) published by New York Theatre Experience in Plays and Playwrights for the New Millennium), and an adaptation/translation of Schiller’s Intrigue & Love (Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre, NYC). Macy also directed All’s Well That Ends Well at Theater Ten Ten. As a performer, she has appeared in several productions Off Broadway at the Jean Cocteau Repertory Theatre including The Threepenny Opera, Intrigue & Love, Pygmalion, Medea, Mother Courage and a workshop production of The Miser sponsored by the Alliance Francais. Her most recent role was the Nurse in Romeo and Juliet with Theater 2020. Other favorite roles include April in The Hot l Baltimore (T. Schreiber Studio), Pegeen in The Playboy of the Western World (Theatre Ten Ten), Maria in Twelfth Night (Kings County Shakespeare Company), and Pasha in Temporarily Yours, (Distilled Spirits Theatre, St Augustine’s Theatre, Edinburgh Fringe Festival). Macy received a BFA from the University of Minnesota and trained at the Guthrie Theater and several independent studios in New York City. Macy studied playwriting at New Dramatists in New York City and before moving to New York was a resident acting company member at the Minneapolis Playwrights Center. Macy is Resident Playwright at Theater 2020 and a Member of the Dramatists’ Guild.