University Players take to stage in romantic comedy

The University Players production of Jane Austen’s classic comedy, Emma, opened Thursday at the Essex Hall Theatre. The play is an adaptation of the classic novel about a precocious girl who finds matchmaking “the most wonderful game in the world.”

The campus production is directed by Jim Warren, a School of Dramatic Art alumnus and award-winning director. It runs through February 12; Wednesday through Saturday performances are at 8 p.m., Sunday matinees are at 2 p.m.

On Sunday, February 5, a “Talk Back” discussion with the director and actors will follow the performance. For information or tickets, call 519-253-3000, ext. 2808, or visit