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Jane Austen Society of North America, 2015 AGM from Tucker/Hess Productions on Vimeo.


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September 8-October 29, 2017
Lifeline Theatre | Chicago, IL

Grab the reins and charge headlong into a topsy-turvy tale of madcap romance in this world premiere comedy, Sylvester, based on the 1957 novel by Georgette Heyer.  For information and tickets visit:

September 14-17, 2017
The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival
Stage 773 | Chicago, IL

The Chicago Nerd Comedy Festival features an eclectic line up of shows and events where nerds of all kinds unite.  The lineup for the festival is now live.  For more information, schedule, and passes, visit:

October 6-8, 2017
JASNA Annual General Meeting: "Jane Austen in Paradise"
Huntington Beach, California

For details and registration information visit:


debbie-performingGCR's own Jane Austen!

Invite Jane Austen to speak at your school assembly, museum, library. For information, check the website of Actress Debra Ann Miller. Upcoming performances:

August 28 & September 18, 2017
Road Scholar
"The World of Jane Austen and the Regency Period"

Lake Geneva, WI