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The Lycoming College Women's and Gender Studies Program and Theatre Department will present "Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical" performed by New York actress Karen Eterovich on Wednesday, March 9, at 7:30 p.m. in the Mary Lindsay Welch Honors Hall. The show is free and open to the public.
Eterovich also wrote the play, which is based on the life of novelist Jane Austen and highlights her contributions to the world of literature, her relationship with her family and her adventures as a "flirtatious butterfly" in rural England. Eterovich created "Cheer from Chawton" after performing in a play about Jane Austen.
She has performed the play at the Players Club in New York City and at the 2006 Jane Austen Festival in Bath, England, in addition to regional theatres, colleges and universities across the United States.
Austen is one of the most widely read English novelists, exhibiting such superior quickness of wit and intuition that nearly two centuries after her death, her works continue to inspire.
Lycoming College is a national liberal arts and sciences school dedicated to the undergraduate education of 1,400 students. It is recognized as a Tier 1 institution by U.S. News and World Report. Founded in 1812 in Williamsport, Pa., Lycoming is one of the 50 oldest colleges in the nation.