Join us Wednesday, May 10 for Jane Eyre - the eighth and last play in our eight-play 2016/2017 Milwaukee Rep theater trip series.
A Costume Drama Not To Be Missed
From the award-winning Shared Experience Theatre Company in the U.K. comes this engaging adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s epic story of a spirited young woman in a man’s world searching for a sense of self. Orphaned Jane overcomes a rough start in life to become an accomplished governess at the mysterious home of Mr. Rochester.
Passions grow between them when a secret is revealed, threatening Jane’s hopes for the future. Told by eight actors playing more than 20 roles, The New York Times raved that “this Jane Eyre provides a bite…think of it as Brontë unbuttoned.”
A CO-PRODUCTION WITH CINCINNATI PLAYHOUSE IN THE PARK
Jane Eyre shook the literary world when it was published, and remains so enduring and timeless that it has been adapted and reworked dozens of times. Our production’s adaptation contains a modern twist while remaining true to the original messaging. It’s the original coming-of-age story, as relevant as when it was published.
by Charlotte Brontë
ADAPTED by Polly Teale
ORIGINALLY PRODUCED by Shared Experience Theatre Company
DIRECTED by KJ Sanchez
Learn more about Jane Eyre - explore its Milwaukee Rep's webpage.
Read the Jane Eyre Play guide
The Milwaukee Rep’s production of Jane Eyre opens April 25. The running time is approximately 2 hours (1:30 PM – 3:30 PM).
Jane Eyre will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.
The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you step down to your seat.
Accessibility Policy. On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we recommend that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy. Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
Rep In-Depth – an optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 45 minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.
This popular series is sure to enhance your theater-going experience with background information about the play you are about to see. Come and join us and all of the other audience members who enjoy this free educational event! (Use the Mezzanine Level entrance.)
Free Time from 11:00 AM – 1:30 PM
Explore Milwaukee’s Historic Third Ward or Westown on both sides of the river near the Rep
There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose, including the Milwaukee Public Market that contains eight distinctive eateries.
For other nearby Third Ward cafes and restaurants (including map), click here.
Third Ward Restaurant List
For Westown neighborhood eateries and restaurants along both sides of the river from the Rep (including map), click here.
ItineraryBear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
8:30 AM Bus arrives at Oakwood University Woods for boarding.
8:50 AM Arrives at Capitol Lakes
9:10 AM Arrives at East Towne Sears
9:25 AM Departs for Milwaukee (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants
11:15 PM Arrive Milwaukee Rep Wells St. entrance for nearby Westown restaurants
12:25 PM Returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep In-Depth pretalk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.
12:45 PM Rep In-Depth pre-talk begins
1:30 PM Jane Eyre performance begins
3:30 PM Jane Eyre performance ends
3:30 PM - 3:50 PM Begin bus boarding for return to Madison. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use
3:50 PM Depart for Madison (Or, sooner if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
5:15 PM Return to East Towne Sears
5:35 PM Return to Capitol Lakes
5:50 PM Return to Oakwood University Oaks
Jane Eyre Mail-In Registration Forms (including instructions):PLATO Members Form
UWRA Members Form
For further information, contact field trip organizer, Bob Blitzke, firstname.lastname@example.org and 608-271-7741