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Arts & Entertainment - September 7, 2018

Pear kicks off new season with 'Northanger Abbey'

Stage performance ditches British accents but captures Austen's charm

by John Orr

There were some carping critics in the lobby at The Pear Theatre following the nearly three-hour performance of "Northanger Abbey" on Saturday. Despite its length, "Northanger Abbey" is really very enjoyable, and carries the audience happily along with the language of Jane Austen, as adapted by Pear founder Diane Tasca.

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John Orr is a freelance writer for the Weekly. He can be reached at johnorr@regardingarts.com.

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