Lady Susan

This is an original play based on an early novel by Jane Austen. It was, in fact, a precursor to SENSE AND SENSIBILITY and never published in her lifetime. The novel was written as a series of letters and diary entries and tells the story of Lady Susan Vernon and her daughter Frederica. The play takes place after Lady Susan is widowed and is living with her brother-in-law Charles Vernon and his wife Catherine. In the course of the play we are also introduced to Reginald De Courcy and his wife Lady De Courcy close friends of Catherine. In true Jane Austen style, we have unrequited love, love found, love lost, love confused, and love refused. This adaptation of Jane Austen work was written by Michelle Lambeau, Arizona actress and playwright.

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Lady Susan full cast




Lady Susan Vernon

About the Costume
Lady Susan is wearing a dark blue wide stripe empire waist dress with wine trim. Over the dress she is wearing a matching coat with puffy upper sleeve and fitted lower. There is a matching bonnet to this outfit.

About the Character
Lady Susan Vernon is a widow on a mission...to land a husband for herself and one for her daughter. She tends to want younger men in her life leading to problems between herself and her daughter.

Pricing
This dress and coat rent for $100. The matching bonnet rents for $10.

Options
Wigs available or rent or for sale.





Frederica Vernon

About the Costume
Frederica is seen in a blue and off white flowered empire waist dress with a light blue period coat trimmed in off white.

About the Character
Susan holds sway over Frederica who finds herself in awkward positions and under her mother's considerable control.

Pricing
This coat and dress combination rents for $100

Options
Wigs available for rent or for sale.





Charles Vernon

About the Costume
Charles is wearing a period swallowtail coat, velvet vest, striped trousers, shirt with ruffled jabot, period top hat and traveling cape.

About the Character
Charles Vernon is the brother-in-law of the widowed Lady Susan. He and his wife are currently sharing their home with Susan and her daughter.

Pricing
This costume rents for $75. The top hat rents for $15. Traveling capes rent from $15 to $50.

Options
Extra items such as gloves and walking sticks are available for purchase or rental.





Reginald De Courcy

About the Costume
Reginald is wearing a tan period men\'s jacket with a striped vest, brown trousers, shirt with ruffled jabot and knee high boots.

About the Character
Reginald De Courcy and his wife are close friends of Catherine Vernon and are currently visiting.

Pricing
This costume rents for $75. Boots rent for $25.

Options
Top hats, gloves, and walking sticks are available for rental or purchase.





Lady De Courcy

About the Costume
Lady De Courcy is resplendent in a empire waist dress of forest green with metallic gold trim. This costume actually has a green and gold loose fitting coat to match.

About the Character
Lady De Courcy is the best friend and confidante of Catherine Vernon.

Pricing
This dress and coat combination rents for $100.

Options
Wigs available for rent or for sale.





Sir James

About the Costume
Sir James is wearing a pink velvet talicoat, pink satin knickers, lace jabot and shirt, brocade vest, hose and a white wig.

About the Character
Sir James is a foppish character who is a suitor for the hand of Lady Susan.

Pricing
This costume rents for $100. Wig rents for $25.

Options
Wigs also available for sale.





Catherine Vernon

About the Costume
Catherine is seen in a gold embossed fabric empire waist dress with a brown and tan coat with lace collar and a matching mop cap.

About the Character
Catherine Vernon is the sister-in-law of Lady Susan. She sees through all of Susan many intrigues and is suspicious of everything Susan does.

Pricing
This coat, dress and mop cap rent for $100.

Options
Wigs available for rent or for sale.