Jane Austen Hairstyle party! Sunday April 6th, Noon-4:00 Learn how to do your hair like Elinor Dashwood! We'll have some professional hairstylists to help out. Remember our last vintage hairstyle party? This will be even more awesome. $15 goes to the stylists. Jane Austen Dressmaking DUELING and food party! Sunday April 13th Noon-6 This day has multiple options with lots of great things going on. 1) Make a regency dress! Whatever your level of skill, we'll be making regency style dresses from patterns. Cut out & sew your dress during the party. We'll have dressmakers on hand to help out! (You'll need to order fabric beforehand and we ask that people skilled in the arts begin their dresses before the party so you can be on hand to help out others.) Our dressmaker tested a pattern & was able to make a commplete dress in an hour & twenty minutes, so you'll be able to walk away with a dress you made. 2) Don't fancy making a dress? LEARN TO FIGHT A DUEL! Colonel Brandon and John Willoughby duel offscreen and Jane Austen makes no mention of whether they duel with pistols or swords, but we shall duel with swords because it's more exciting. We'll have a fencing & stage combat instructor to teach us how to punish or defend. Dueling & dressmaking are, obviously, not gender restricted. Anybody's invited to do either. (We tried to see if people could make mens vests or shirts, but they're all too complex for a one day party.) 3) Regency snacks & cocktails. Interested in what went on in the kitchen? Learn how to make various period foods and drinks. $20 goes to the dressmaker & fencing master At evenings end, we shall retire to the field of honor to wear our fancy new clothes, eat period food, sip cocktails and WATCH DUELS.
Not regency at all(tentative - based upon availability of actors) Jane Austen Picnic! Saturday April 19th 4:00-7:00 What do you do when you have a regency dress, a basket full of food, a great hairstyle plus the skill and knowledge to dispatch any cad who dishonors you? You have a picnic! Cast members from Sense & Sensibility will be on hand to perform scenes from the play. Movie viewing after! (Costumes not required, no cost.)
Friday April 25th Sense & Sensibility opens at Hedgerow Theatre! Wear your regency dress & challenge cads to duels!
We have some amount of crash space at our house for out-of-towners coming to the play, plus some swanky nearby bed & breakfasts. Seating at all of these will be limited, so let us know if you're in so we can lock down your spot.
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