Adapted by Michael Bloom
Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theater
Directed by: Lauren Velasco
In this highly theatrical adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s greatest novels, Emma Woodhouse, the notorious “matchmaker of Highbury,” pledges to never marry. As she plans to have her newest project, Harriet Smith, marry the eligible vicar Mr. Elton, her friend, Mr. Knightly, warns her to give up her matchmaking ways. Yet when the dashing Frank Churchill arrives in town, Emma finds that she could be falling for him, and to her horror learns that Mr. Elton is more interested in her than Harriet, and Harriet has fallen for Mr. Knightly! Who will match with whom in this charming romantic comedy about the trouble of getting involved in other peoples’ love lives!