Meet the cast of Jane Austin’s “Emma” adapted by Michael Bloom


Western Reserve Playhouse announces third show of 2019 Season

“Emma” by Jane Austen

Adapted by Michael Bloom
Directed by Keith Stevens

One of Jane Austen’s greatest novels, Emma is presented as a highly theatrical production. Pledging never to marry, the mischievous Emma Woodhouse is nevertheless the “matchmaker of Highbury.” Her newest project, Harriet Smith, has already received a proposal, but Emma insists she marry the eligible vicar Mr. Elton, while, an older family friend, Mr. Knightly, warns her to give up matchmaking. When Emma discovers Mr. Elton is more interested in her, she is forced to fend him off and find another suitor for Harriet. Highbury welcomes two new guests, a mysterious Jane Fairfax and the charming Frank Churchill, and Emma finds herself falling just a little in love with him. Ultimately, she decides that Frank is better suited to Harriet, but when she suggests the match, Emma is astonished to discover that Harriet has fallen for Mr. Knightly. A horrified Emma suddenly realizes she has always been in love with Mr. Knightley. In the end, all is set right as Frank reveals his secret engagement to Jane, Harriet receives a second offer from her first beau, and Mr. Knightley proposes to the deliriously happy Emma.

The star studded cast filled with some of WRP’s favorites, Shani Ferry (Lost in Yonkers and The Maids), Kelsey Tomlinson (Tartuffe), Kayla Lehman (Tartuffe & Little Women), Mia Radabaugh (Tartuffe), Emily Shipley (Little Women), Michael Knobloch (Little Women), Zach Manthey (Hay Fever & Tartuffe), Eric Coulbourne (Hay Fever) and new to our stage, Eli Ravenson, Dennis Runkle, Sid Freeman and Victoria Kirgesner.

“Emma” April 19-May 4, 2019 with a matinee at 2PM, Sunday, April 28, 2019. Tickets are $17.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Students and Seniors. Tickets can be purchased online at or at the door.

BY: Jane Austen and Adapted by Michael Bloom
VENUE AND ADDRESS: 3326 Everett Road, Bath, Ohio 44268
RUN DATES: April 19-May 4, 2019
TIMES OF SHOWS: Friday and Saturday 8PM, Sunday April 28th at 2PM
TICKETS: $17.00 for Adults and $15.00 for Seniors/Students
BOX OFFICE: 330-620-7314