Don Fleming, playwright
51 pgs. 14 female, 8 male
Originally produced in SCT’s Summer Season
Run Time: 60 minutes
Audience Recommendation: 8+
Charlotte Bronte’s masterpiece provides an exciting, gothic plot – featuring madness, secrets, disguises, arson, a large cast of strong willed characters and Rochester—a passionate, tormented hero. But it is also a brilliantly insightful and realistic dramatization of a strong female character’s feelings. Jane overcomes oppression and hardship from her childhood onward to develop strength and independence as she grows to into a compassionate and confident woman.
This script was originally developed for Seattle Children’s Theatre Summer Season, an acclaimed program in which student actors and theatre professionals come together to produce polished plays. The Summer Season scripts, inspired by classic works, were specifically written for students in grades 4 through 12 to develop acting and other theatrical skills.