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Franklin Actress Performs in Acacia Theatre's "Jane Austen's Persuasion"

July 3, 2014

Franklin actress, Katie Katschke, performs in a sparkling new adaptation of Jane Austen's last novel, “Persuasion,” a classic story of enduring love. The play is adapted from Austen's novel by Jennifer Le Blanc and directed by Tim Rebers. Performances are July 11-July 20, 2014.


“The play is very Jane Austen,” said Katie. “It's about a woman who was once in love with a man that she was persuaded to reject because friends and family thought that he wasn't good enough. Years later, the couple find themselves running in the same circles suddenly, and both still unmarried.”

When asked what Katie liked about the play, she said, “The characters are interesting and funny. And I think the play has a universal theme in that everyone has been persuaded by friends or family to go against a gut reaction, and sometimes we find out a little too late that we should have stuck with the gut reaction.”

The production has given her the chance to stretch as an actress. She said, “Learning the RP dialect for the show has been a huge area of study for me for the show. We were provided listening guides to learning the accent. Before rehearsals began, my script was already totally marked up from helping me learn the accent.”

She recommends the performance for those who are new to “Persuasion” as well as to established Austen fans. She said, “It's got some great local talent, and those who haven't read the novel will find themselves wondering how the play will end during the whole show.”

All performances will be given in Concordia University Wisconsin’s Todd Wehr Auditorium, 12800 North Lake Shore Drive in Mequon, Wis.

Performance Schedule and Ticket Information
Performances: Fri., July 11, 8pm; Sat., July 12, 8pm; Sun., July 13, 3pm; Thurs., July 17, 8pm; Fri., July 18, 8pm; Sat., July 19, 4pm and 8pm; and Sun July 20, 3pm.

Season Subscription and Single Ticket Information

Single tickets for all shows will cost $16, or $13 for senior citizens, full-time students and full-time clergy. More information is available by calling (414) 744-5995 or visiting www.acaciatheatre.com.

About Acacia Theatre Company

Founded in 1980, Acacia Theatre Company is an independent, non-profit, interdenominational group of dramatic artists who share a common desire to integrate art and faith by presenting theatre from a Judeo-Christian worldview. Through uplifting, quality entertainment, Acacia provides occasion for thanksgiving, growth and enjoyment, and the opportunity for Christians and non-Christians to consider their lives in relation to God. More information is available at www.acaciatheatre.com

Photo: Michael Jeske plays Captain Wentworth and Susie Duecker plays Anne Elliott in Acacia Theatre’s “Jane Austen’s Persuasion.”

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