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Northanger Abbey

Oct 05, 2018 to Oct 13, 2018
Jane Austen
Directed by: 
Carol MacVey
E.C. Mabie Theatre
Friday, October 5, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 6, 2018 - 8:00pm
Sunday, October 7, 2018 - 2:00pm
Thursday, October 11, 2018 - 8:00pm
Friday, October 12, 2018 - 8:00pm
Saturday, October 13, 2018 - 8:00pm


Live Stream

We will be live streaming a performance of Northanger Abbey on Thursday, October 11. The streaming will begin at approximately 7:45 p.m., with the performance beginning at 8:00 p.m. Watch here!


Link to a story and video from The Daily Iowan.

About Northanger Abbey

Adapted by Carol MacVey and Molly Winstead

This world premiere adaptation of Jane Austen’s first novel leads us on a journey through friendship, love, and misunderstanding. Young Catherine Morland is obsessed with Gothic romance novels. After warily stepping into the social world of Bath, England, she’s invited to stay at the foreboding Northanger Abbey, where she finds much more than she expected. This young woman’s coming of age story is brought to life with wit, music, and dance, and with a vision of our comic world only Jane Austen could create.

This production will use theatrical fog.


Cast of Northanger Abbey
Role Name
Catherine Morland Mackenzie Elsbecker*
Henry Tilney Elijah Jones*
Jane Austen Amy Miller
Isabella Thorpe Ashlynn Dale*
Eleanor Tilney Keri Eastridge
John Thorpe Vincent Doud*
James Morland Lance Junck*
Mrs. Allen Krist Neumann
General Tilney Gary Watson
Mrs. Morland/Ensemble Madeline Ascherl*
Capt. Frederick Tilney/Ensemble Jeremy Burling*
Ensemble Ethan Arensdorf*
Ensemble Micah Culpepper*
Ensemble Amy Evans*
Ensemble Sterling Isler*
Ensemble Siyuan Peng*
Ensemble Jenna Smithson*
Ensemble Joey Swidler*
Ensemble Rachel Wade*
Ensemble Chastity Williams*

Artistic Team

Artistic Team of Northanger Abbey
Title Name
Director and Co-Adapter Carol MacVey
Dramaturg and Co-Adapter Molly Winstead
Movement Director Erica Vannon
Scenic Designer Nic Wilson
Assistant Scenic Designer Merric Bower*
Costume Designer Chelsea June
Assistant Costume Designer Aella Rose
Lighting Designer Courtney Gaston
Assistant Lighting Designer Kimberly Fain
Musical Director and Composer, Sound Designer Mark Bruckner
Choreographer and Dance Captain Jenna Smithson*
Stage Manager Marguerite Sugden
Assistant Stage Manager Jennifer Sandgathe


Tickets are available through the Hancher Box Office.

Individuals with disabilities are encouraged to attend all University of Iowa-sponsored events. If you are a person with a disability who requires a reasonable accommodation in order to participate in this program, please contact the Hancher Box Office in advance at 319.335.1158.