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Bronte - 2012 - Off-Broadway

$59.50 (Regular) $99 (Premium)

BRONT� A Portrait of Charlotte is an award-winning biographical treatment written by William Luce. BRONT� takes place �in the course of a single day in a sittingroom of the Bront� house,� where Charlotte has returned to live with her stern God-fearing father after burying the last of her siblings, her sister Anne. Based on letters written between Charlotte and her childhood friend and confident, Ellen Nussey, the play sheds light on Charlotte�s fears, her need for love, her sense of loss and quiet suffering. Most importantly it casts light on the genius of the woman who despite the repressive environment she grew up in, dared to challenge conventional wisdom that women �ought to confine themselves to making puddings�.knitting stockings�..playing on the piano.� Her fierce independence and remarkable imagination is perfectly relevant today. Written as a radio play for Julie Harris, it eventually became a stage piece which the legendary Miss Harris toured the country performing.

Alloy Theater Company recently staged a successful limited engagement production of the play in May 2012.


Actors Temple Theatre

(New York, NY)
339 W. 47th Street

Bronte Off-Broadway Cast


by Kelsey Denette - July 12, 2012
alloy theater company, a not-for-profit, performing arts organization, is set to re-launch an open-end run of award winning playwright William Luce's, BRONTË, at the Actors Temple starring Maxine Linehan. The company recently staged a successful limited engagement production of the play - a biographical treatment based on correspondence between Charlotte and her life long friend Ellen Nussey, in May at Theater 511.