Thursday, December 31, 2009
Austin Shakespeare presents
Verdict of Love
by Ann Ciccolella,
a staged reading at a private residence
January 10, 2010, 4 p.m.
Join Austin Shakespeare for an exclusive staged reading of Verdict of Love by Ann Ciccolella. Following on last year's successful reading of Madame X, some of Austin's finest actors will appear in this adaptation of Nathaniel Hawthorne's final novel A Marble Faun. In it, a mysterious young woman joins a couple of young American artists visiting the sensuous world of 19th century Rome along with an extraordinary Italian who has an uncanny resemblance to a delightful Greek statue. Hawthorne's final novel revolves around Romantic themes of freedom from guilt and the redemption that love can bring.
Tickets: $35 Includes refreshments. E-mail to purchase tickets or telephone Austin Shakespeare at [illustration: portrait of Sophia Peabody Hawthorne, wife of Nathaniel Hawthorne, from 1884 biography by Julian Hawthorne]