MRHS Theatre Presents Jane Austen's Emma

The MRHS Theatre Department will be presenting its Winter Production during the first week of December.  Students will be performing a new adaptation of Jane Austen’s Emma.  This is a wonderfully paced, funny, and romantic play about Emma – a girl determined to never fall in love, but instead, determined to serve as a matchmaker for all those around her.  She soon discovers that she is not able to succeed at either of these tasks.

The play presents characters, relationships, and situations that, though set in England in the 1830s, are astonishingly familiar and recognizable today.  The story of Emma has been turned into several film adaptations, the most well-known probably being the 1996 film Clueless.  The characters are trying to control their own and others feelings and relationships, and finding that sometimes, things happen that we don’t expect.  Lovely and simple things can happen if we just let go a little.  Amazing things to consider in our current environment.

The cast has been working tirelessly on this production over the last couple of months, facing rehearsal shut downs, quarantines, and rescheduled performances.  But through it all, they have  been productive and positive.  They have supported each other and created some amazing work that they can’t wait to share.

There is still a lot that could change between now and our new scheduled performance dates.  We are looking to perform Dec. 3-5 and are exploring in-person and virtual audience options.  We will have information available about dates, times, and tickets beginning November 30, when we might better understand what school and extra-curricular activities will look like for the first week in December.

We hope you can join us in-person or online for this delightful show.  Here is a list of those students who are performing in this production:

Emma Woodhouse…………….Alyssa Buckner

George Knightley………………. Liam Owens

Harriet Smith……………..……….Kjerstin Cope

Frank Churchill………………….. Isaac Moss

Miss Bates…………………………..Julia Taylor

Mrs. Weston……….……………. Savannah Walker

Mr. Weston………… …………… Ryan Boss

Jane Fairfax………………………..Olympia Pead

Mr. Woodhouse…….…………. Collin King

Philip Elton…………………………David Oliphant

Mrs. Elton……………..……………Chelsea Rollins

Robert Martin…………………... Cabe Luck

Ensemble                                                                

Ruby Bagley

Tyler Bennett

Isaac Butler

Alicia Gonzalez

Paris Kimball

Olivia Nokes

MaiLee Prowse

Aidan Rollins