The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged

The Complete Works of Jane Austen, Abridged will be performed in Riverside Theatre’s lobby.

The seating will be by general admission and there will be no socially distant performances.


Riverside Theatre, 119 E College St., located on the Ped Mall in downtown Iowa City

by Jessica Bedford, Kathryn MacMillan, Charlotte Northeast, and Meghan Winch
Directed by Rachel Korach Howell

May 12 – May 29, 2022 at Riverside Theatre

A fun, funny, and fast-paced romp through the masterpieces of Jane Austen. Three nimble actors take on all of Austen’s beloved heroines, friends, and love interests—and her incisive social satire—in just 80 minutes. Emma, Elinor, Mr. Darcy, and more. “It is a truth universally acknowledged that an audience in possession of high spirits must be in want of a ticket to this big-hearted comedy that will delight Janeites and newcomers alike.” This piece comes to RT via Tiny Dynamite, a very cool Philadelphia company!


Charlotte/Chuck: Jessica Link
Jessica: Jo Jordan
Trevor/Harry: Aaron Stonerook

Creative Team

Director: Rachel Korach Howell
Production Designer: Chris Rich
Costume Designer: Karlē Meyers
Prop Designer: Stephen Polchert
Stage Manager: Kelly Garrett
Assistant Director: Saunia Powell

Covid Protocols:

Every performance will follow Riverside Theatre’s policy below:

  • Masks are required to be worn correctly by all staff, volunteers, and patrons while in the venue.
  • In addition to embracing face-masks as a public health tool, we require all patrons to present a 72- hour (or less) negative COVID-19 test for each individual attending the performance, at every performance. We will accept documentation of vaccination via a vaccine card in lieu of a negative COVID-19 test. Appropriate documentation for a vaccination card will include patron state-issued ID plus one of the following: physical vaccination card or a photo of each individual’s vaccination card. This policy will be enforced at all Riverside events unless otherwise noted.

Questions? Please contact the Riverside Theatre Box Office at or call us during box office hours (11am – 2pm Tuesday/Wednesday, 12:30 -5:30pm Thursday/Friday) at (319) 259-7099.