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  • Writer's pictureDeborah Yaffe

Regency improv

Were I to be in London tonight – which, alas, I am not – I would snap up a ticket to see Austentatious, an acting troupe that improvises an hour-long Jane Austen-style comedy based solely on a title suggested by the audience. (Samples of past work: “Man-filled Park,” ‘”Strictly Come Darcy,” and “I Know What You Did Last Season.”)

I’ve never seen these folks, so I can’t say whether the reality lives up to the delicious possibilities. But I did find myself giggling helplessly over this promo, couched in the form of a mock interview with an entirely fictional “renowned Austen scholar.”

I cannot deny that it is very silly. But also very funny.


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