Fullerton Shadows Theatre Festival: Jane Eyre
October 14 - October 31, 2010
Rumor and Mystery Abound in this Classic Love Story!
A new treatment of the classic novel by Charlotte Bronte, Jane Eyre, this musical has the grand sweep of a Les Miserables or Phantom of the Opera, plus the haunting love story of Jane and Rochester. Jane is sent to Lowood School For Orphan Girls at the age of 10 and spends 15 years there as a student and later as a teacher. She decides to hire out as a governess and arrives at Thornfield Manor to assume the duties of tutor to Mr. Rochester’s ward, Adele. A plain, shy young woman, what Jane lacks in beauty she makes up for in intelligence. Mr. Rochester finds her intellect intriguing and she soon becomes an indispensable part of his and Adele’s life. There is a mystery surrounding Thornfield and upon learning of Rochester’s impending marriage, Jane leaves only to be drawn back by her love for Rochester. Many a twist of fate awaits her upon her return. G