Spring Play Looks at Life and Love in Edwardian England
Published on April 16, 2012
Susquehanna University’s Department of Theatre will present the romantic comedy “Diana of Dobson’s” April 26–29 at 8 p.m., with a matinee performance April 28 at 2:30 p.m., in the university’s Degenstein Center Theater.
Written in 1908 by British suffragist Cicely Hamilton, “Diana of Dobson’s” explores what happens when a young, turn-of-the-century woman who has no family and struggles to earn a living suddenly comes into a windfall. Set in the Edwardian Era of her own day, familiar to viewers of PBS’ “Downton Abbey,” Hamilton’s engaging play highlights not only the trials of single, working-class women of the time, but also the era’s rigid views of gender and class, when turning fortunes could turn heads.
“Dobson’s” will be directed by Assistant Professor of Theatre Anna Andes. Tickets are $10 for adults and $8 for non-SU students, and are available by visiting or calling the box office, Monday through Friday, noon to 5 p.m., at 570-372-ARTS.
The Department of Theatre’s production season provides ongoing opportunities for Susquehanna’s theatre majors to work with classmates and faculty mentors. The department's emphasis on the ensemble, in the tradition of the Moscow Art Theatre, provides for both camaraderie and collaboration.
Karen M. Jones