Jane Eyre

Jane Eyre
adapted by Christina Calvit

Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 135 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-21 actors possible: 6-14 f, 3-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: A non-literal unit set is ideal. Furniture and props should be as period and ornate as possible.

Jane Eyre
adapted by Christina Calvit

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Productions (16)
  • Drama
  • 135 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-21 actors possible: 6-14 f, 3-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: A non-literal unit set is ideal. Furniture and props should be as period and ornate as possible.

Orphaned Jane Eyre overcomes her early abusive and lonely experiences to become an accomplished governess at Thornfield, the mysterious home of Mr. Rochester. She is drawn to the master of the house, but their future is destroyed by a secret from his past...a secret that also forces Jane to flee Thornfield into poverty and illness. Eventually, Jane is able to find family, wealth, and love, but not without a cost. Though faithful to the original story, this adaptation also focuses on Jane's gradual ability to shed the ghosts of her past to become a fully realized person.

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Pricing Information

Performance Fee $80
Standard Edition $9.99
Stage Manager Edition $18.99

Play Details

Orphaned Jane Eyre overcomes her early abusive and lonely experiences to become an accomplished governess at Thornfield, the mysterious home of Mr. Rochester. She is drawn to the master of the house, but their future is destroyed by a secret from his past...a secret that also forces Jane to flee Thornfield into poverty and illness. Eventually, Jane is able to find family, wealth, and love, but not without a cost. Though faithful to the original story, this adaptation also focuses on Jane's gradual ability to shed the ghosts of her past to become a fully realized person.

  • Drama
  • 135 minutes
  • 6 f, 3 m (9-21 actors possible: 6-14 f, 3-7 m)
  • Content Notes: Some mild adult language
  • Set: A non-literal unit set is ideal. Furniture and props should be as period and ornate as possible.

Published Reviews

"Calvit has released Charlotte Brontë's famed Gothic novel, Jane Eyre, from its dusty melodramatic confines to show the title heroine's liberation from Victorian oppression. By judiciously trimming the tale of a plain governess loved by a noble man in a house full of deadly secrets, Calvit creates a focused, full-bodied work with a contemporary resonance."

Lucia Mauro, Chicago Tribune

"...never a moment when we are not involved in the action. Instead, we are mesmerized, cocooned in a tide of loving and sure storytelling that treats its audience with reverence and respect."

Emily Lee, Gay Chicago Magazine

"...a model of narrative efficiency, a tightly integrated, crisply paced tale whose smallest details -- including a number of visual and aural motifs -- serve to keep the story on track."

Mary Shen Barnidge, Chicago Reader

"The dialogue sparkles during the two contrasting marriage proposals that punctuate the drama."

Beverly Friend, Lerner Papers

"In showing Jane's psychological journey, Calvit releases her from the novel's Victorian-era oppression and makes her outspoken, passionate and independent... Calvit cleverly uses Jane's past as a means to understanding the present as well as the future."

Mary Houlihan, Chicago Sun-Times

"The beauty of Calvit's adaptation is that she tells so much about Jane Eyre's past, about the psychological demons that plague her and about her very wild gothic romance with Rochester in such a short amount of time."

Jack Helbig, Daily Herald (Chicago)

Production History

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SEP 28, 2016 - OCT 08, 2016
Cedarville University
Cedarville, OH United States
Cedarville University Cedarville, OH United States
MAY 12, 2016 - MAY 14, 2016
Black Box Theatre
Colorado Springs, CO United States
Black Box Theatre Colorado Springs, CO United States
DEC 17, 2015 - DEC 17, 2015
Rams Theatre
Hineston, LA United States
Rams Theatre Hineston, LA United States
DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
L.A. Theatre Works
Los Angeles, CA United States
L.A. Theatre Works Los Angeles, CA United States
NOV 20, 2015 - NOV 21, 2015
Rushville Industry High School
Rushville, IL United States
Rushville Industry High School Rushville, IL United States
DEC 04, 2014 - DEC 06, 2014
Leicester University Theatre
Leicester, United Kingdom
Leicester University Theatre Leicester, United Kingdom
NOV 13, 2014 - NOV 15, 2014
Eastern High School
Louisville, KY United States
Eastern High School Louisville, KY United States
OCT 27, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
SEP 25, 2014 - OCT 26, 2014
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
APR 04, 2014 - APR 06, 2014
Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center
Katy, TX United States
Katy Visual and Performing Arts Center Katy, TX United States
JAN 23, 2014 - FEB 01, 2014
Walden Theatre
Louisville, KY United States
Walden Theatre Louisville, KY United States
NOV 02, 2012 - NOV 12, 2012
CB Productions
Roseville, MN United States
CB Productions Roseville, MN United States
OCT 27, 2011 - OCT 29, 2011
Eveleth-Gilbert High School
Eveleth, MN United States
Eveleth-Gilbert High School Eveleth, MN United States
MAR 18, 2010 - MAR 21, 2010
Apopka High School Performing Arts Center
Apopka, FL United States
Apopka High School Performing Arts Center Apopka, FL United States
JAN 01, 2001 - MAY 31, 2001
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 1991 - APR 30, 1991
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
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DEC 10, 2015 - DEC 13, 2015
L.A. Theatre Works
Los Angeles, CA United States
L.A. Theatre Works Los Angeles, CA United States
OCT 27, 2014 - NOV 16, 2014
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
SEP 25, 2014 - OCT 26, 2014
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 2001 - MAY 31, 2001
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States
JAN 01, 1991 - APR 30, 1991
Lifeline Theatre
Chicago, IL United States
Lifeline Theatre Chicago, IL United States