The long-awaited return of our loving romp through Jane Austen’s work!

The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged

Thursday, June 9 – Sunday, June 26, 2022
Wednesday – Saturday at 6:30PM
Sunday matinees at 3:00PM
$25 – $35 per ticket

By Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, & Meghan Winch
Directed by Kathryn MacMillan
NEW VENUE: Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake (302 S. Hicks St., Philadelphia)

It’s the promised—and long-awaited—return of The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged, now at a new venue with an all-new production! Join us for this return engagement of the smash hit comedy, which critics have called “a delight,” “an affectionate tribute,” and a “delicate negotiation between homage and parody” with “incredible” performers.

Come along for a fun, funny, and fast-paced romp through the masterpieces of Jane Austen with The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged. Three nimble actors take on all of Austen’s beloved heroines, friends, and love interests—and her incisive social satire—in just 80 minutes. Join us in person and fall in love with Emma, Elinor, Mr. Darcy, and more, as brought to life by some of Philadelphia’s favorite performers. It is a truth universally acknowledged that an audience in possession of high spirits must be in want of a ticket to this big-hearted comedy that will delight Janeites and newcomers alike.

Seats in the first two rows will be reserved and will be assigned in the order in which reservations are received. The remainder of the house is will be general admission seating.

This production will be recorded for a limited streaming release after the in-person run. More details about accessing that streaming version will be released in the coming months.


  • To protect our audiences and artists, proof of vaccination will be required at time of entry – please bring your vaccine card or a clear picture of it and your ID.
  • The audience capacity is limited.
  • As of December 2021, masks will be required for all patrons in all areas of the building.
  • The Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake offers an improved HVAC system that well exceeds recommended guidelines in air exchange cycles and filtration.
  • We will have a COVID-19 compliance officer on site to ensure we meet the highest standards of safety and cleanliness.
  • If you are feeling unwell, or if you have come into close contact with a confirmed case of COVID-19, please stay home for your health and that of our audiences and performers. Contact us for an exchange or refund.
  • As the pandemic continues to evolve, we are closely monitoring all updates, and our policies may evolve accordingly. We will share any updates about policy or procedure here, and will notify attendees via email.

While we love sharing a drink and a snack with you, current guidelines suggest that masking will be required for all patrons in the building throughout the show. The possibility of serving our traditional pre-show pies and pints will be assessed at a later date, closer to the performances.


Louis Bluver Theatre at the Drake
302 S Hicks St
Philadelphia, PA 19102

Our new venue offers wheelchair accessibility and an improved HVAC system that well exceeds recommended guidelines in air exchange cycles and filtration. Please contact us if you are in need of accessible seating.

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