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Breeders Theater presents ‘Withering Heights’

Jane Austen meets JP Morgan in Breeders Theater’s new show, "Withering Heights."

“It’s a parody of Victorian romance novels, and a commentary on the financial meltdown,” said playwright T.M. Sell, a professor at Highline Community College and a former Federal Way resident, in a news release. “I like Victorian romance novels, but they’re also kind of funny. And although Jane Austen didn’t write ‘Wuthering Heights’ (Emily Bronte did), I liked the title.”

And, technically speaking, Jane Austen was Georgian, not Victorian.

The play tells the story of young Miss Clarity Fugue, who has an inheritance of a most difficult nature. ill she find true love in the form of a rich husband before she hits the poorhouse?

"Withering Heights" will be directed by J. Howard Boyd, with music by Nancy Warren, choreography by Teresa Widner and costumes by Melissa Sell.

The cast includes Adrienne Grieco, Amber Rack, Martin J. Mackenzie, Eric Hartley, Doug Knoop, Brenan Grant, David Roby, Steve Schenk, Melissa Malloy, Laura Smith, and Megan Krogstadt.

If you go

Show dates are July 16, 17, 21, 23, 24, 28, 29, 30 and 31 at 7 p.m. and July 25 and Aug. 1 at 2 p.m. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. for evening performances and at 1:30 p.m. for matinees. All shows are festival seating.

Performances will be at E.B. Foote Winery, 127B SW 153rd St., Burien. The show includes tasting of E.B. Foote’s award-winning wines and hors d’oeuvres, still for only $20. Tickets are available at the winery, (206) 242-3852 and at Corky Cellars, 22511 Marine View Drive, Des Moines, (206) 824-9462.

Founded in 1999, Breeders Theater remains one of South King County’s only professional theater companies. BT is entirely self-supporting, and does not seek nor take public funds.

This will be BT’s 16th performance at E.B. Foote Winery.

E.B. Foote, founded in 1978, is one of Washington’s oldest wineries, specializing in Bordeaux-style red varietals and blends.

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