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Jane Austen’s EMMA

Jane Austen’s EMMA
Adapted by Michael Bloom
Playing in the Long Beach Playhouse’s Mainstage Theater
Nov. 4 – Dec. 2, 2023
Directed by: Lauren Velasco

In this highly theatrical adaptation of one of Jane Austen’s greatest novels, Emma Woodhouse, the notorious “matchmaker of Highbury,” pledges to never marry.  As she plans to have her newest project, Harriet Smith, marry the eligible vicar Mr. Elton, her friend, Mr. Knightley, warns her to give up her matchmaking ways.  Yet when the dashing Frank Churchill arrives in town, Emma finds that she could be falling for him, and to her horror learns that Mr. Elton is more interested in her than Harriet, and Harriet has fallen for Mr. Knightley!  Who will match with whom in this charming romantic comedy about the trouble of getting involved in other peoples’ love lives!


This production closed on Dec. 2, 2023.

COVID Patron Safety Protocol
  • At the present time, masks are not required to be worn in any of our theater spaces unless patrons  are showing symptoms of illness and excessively coughing and/or sneezing.
  • Masks are available for any patron or volunteer who would like or need one.
This Show Contains:
  • The Consequences of Matchmaking
  • Portrait Painting
  • Being Caught in the Rain
  • Multiple Performances on the Pianoforte
  • The Joys of Calf’s Foot Jelly!
Act One is Approx. 1hr. 6 mins.
There will be a 15 Minute Intermission
Act Two is Approx. 1hr. 6 mins.


  • Galilea La Salvia (MISS EMMA WOODHOUSE)
  • Mark Wickham (MR. WOODHOUSE)
  • Andrew Justus (MR. GEORGE KNIGHTLEY)
  • Andrea Stradling (MRS. WESTON)
  • Jonah Goger (MR. WESTON)
  • Michael Hovance (MR. PHILIP ELTON)
  • Vita Muccia (MISS HARRIET SMITH)
  • Dylan Boggan (MR. ROBERT MARTIN)
  • Yvonne Robertson (MISS BATES)
  • Amara Phelps (MISS JANE FAIRFAX)
  • Giovanni Navarro (MR. FRANK CHRUCHILL)
  • Jessica Plotin (MRS. AUGUSTA ELTON)

November 3, 2023 @ 8:00 pm December 2, 2023 @ 11:00 pm