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Cheer from Chawton: A Jane Austen Family Theatrical

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  • Feb. 27, 2020 through Mar. 15, 2020, See website for days and times
  • 14th Street Y
  • 344 E. 14th St., East Village
  • Teen, Adult
  • $25; $14 students and seniors

In the tradition of home theatricals held during her childhood, Jane Austen has prepared an entertainment for her family in which her siblings are to take part with her as performers. She expects to begin playing Mrs. Bennet (from Pride and Prejudice), to her brother James’s Mr. Bennet. But her family has played a trick on her: they have left Jane to tackle an unrehearsed solo performance. They provide her with a list of topics quizzing her on her life, her writing, and the inspiration behind her work. These serve as the springboard for a most enjoyable evening, filled with Jane’s pointed observations on her family, friends, suitors, and society, as well as her own hilarious early efforts as an author. You may be called upon to play a part - scripts are provided!


General Admission: $25

Students/Seniors: $14

Running Time: 60 minutes

No Intermission


Please note late seating is at the discretion of the producing company and is not guaranteed. All tickets go off sale one hour before showtime. Tickets are purchasable at the box office when available.

About 14th Street Y

344 E. 14th St.

East Village, NY


  • Standard hours: Monday-Friday, 6am-10pm; Saturday-Sunday, 7am-9pm
  • Wheelchair accessible: Yes

  • The 14th Street Y 

    The 14th Street Y is a community center located in the heart of the East Village. Members have access to over 50 fitness classes per week, lap and family swim times, child care, pick-up games in our basketball gymnasium and a fitness center filled with a full range of cardio and weight equipment. Membership at the Y also gives you access to arts and culture programming, as well as early registration and discounts on all Y classes and programs like camps, preschool, and Two by Two.

    The 14th Street Y is part of Educational Alliance, a downtown Manhattan non-profit that serves 50,000 New Yorkers annually. It provides a wide range of services for people of all ages, including preschools, camps, after school programs, senior centers, health & wellness programs, arts & culture classes, counseling services, and addiction recovery programs.

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