In February of 2018 a few Jasna members enjoyed tea with the cast of Persuasion, a play performed by Calgary's Workshop Theatre. Adapted by: Jennifer Le Blanc
Directed by: Shelby Nicol: Twenty-seven-year-old Anne Elliot is Austen’s most adult heroine. Eight years before the story proper begins, she is happily betrothed to a naval officer, Frederick Wentworth, but she precipitously breaks off the engagement when persuaded by her friend Lady Russell that such a match is unworthy. The breakup produces in Anne a deep and long-lasting regret. When later Wentworth returns from sea a rich and successful captain, he finds Anne’s family on the brink of financial ruin and his own sister a tenant in Kellynch Hall, the Elliot estate. All the tension of the novel revolves around one question: Will Anne and Wentworth be reunited in their love?
"It was a wonderful interpretation of Jane Austen’s novel and we thoroughly enjoyed the production!"