Jane Eyre poster imageThe UWindsor drama troupe University Players will open its season September 22 with an adaptation of the gothic romance, Jane Eyre.

Adaptation of “Jane Eyre” to open University Players season

Jane Eyre is orphaned, plain, and poor, working as a governess in Thornfield Hall. But living in the attic of her imagination is a woman so passionate and fiery that Jane must keep her locked away.

The UWindsor drama troupe University Players opens its 2017-18 season with Polly Teale’s adaptation of Charlotte Brontë’s gothic romance, Jane Eyre, September 22 through October 1 in Essex Hall Theatre.

Teale’s adaptation captures the stormy relationships between the master of Thornfield, Mr. Rochester, Jane, and her passionate inner self. Compelling, sensual and stark, this theatrical and innovative adaptation of the classic novel will be a treat for Brontë fans and neophytes alike.

Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m. Saturday and Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m. On Sunday, September 24, a free discussion with the actors will follow the performance.

Tickets are available for purchase online at or by calling 519-253-3000, ext. 2808.