The Alloy Theatre Company’s off-Broadway production of Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte will close on September 15 due to the recent pregnancy of the solo show’s star, Maxine Linehan. Written by William Luce and directed by Timothy Douglas, Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte will have played 21 performances at the Actor’s Temple at the time of closing.
Bronte: A Portrait of Charlotte is based on letters written between Charlotte and her childhood friend Ellen Nussey. The play takes place over the course of a single day, in which Charlotte arrives home at Haworth, after burying her beloved sister Anne in Scarborough. She is faced with the daunting possibility that love might never find her, that she will never find time to write again and that she will remain a prisoner caring for her aging father in the bleak parsonage at Haworth.
The production features set design by Robin Vest, costume design by Camille Assaf, lighting design by Christopher Studley and sound design by David Margolin Lawson.