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Emma, The Matchmaker

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Historic Rock Ford, in collaboration with Theater of the Seventh Sister, is pleased to present “Emma, The Matchmaker: A Tale Drawn from Jane Austen.” This one-act play, adapted by Historic Rock Ford Director Sam Slaymaker from the classic novel, will be presented in the candlelit rooms of the General Edward Hand Mansion on November 4, 5, 11, 12, 18 and 19 with performances at 7 PM and 8:30 PM.  Each performance will run approximately 50 minutes with scenes taking place in each of the four parlors on the main floor and in the central hallway of the circa 1794 mansion. The production was previously presented in 2019 to sold-out audiences.

The play focuses on the first volume of “Emma” by Jane Austen which tells the story of how Emma chooses to act as a “matchmaker” between her friend Harriet Smith and Mr. Elton, the village vicar.  Things do not turn out at all as Emma intends, she learns some lessons and the stage is set for the rest of the novel.  The Rock Ford production incorporates some wonderful period music and dancing as part of Emma’s efforts to bring Miss Smith and Mr. Elton together.

Tickets will be limited to 15 guests per performance, so early reservations are encouraged to avoid disappointment. Please note that face coverings are required for all guests regardless of vaccination status.

Please bear in mind that “Emma, The Matchmaker” is not handicapped accessible. Guests will be standing during the performance and following the characters from room to room on the first floor of the mansion.




November 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm


Historic Rock Ford


Historic Rock Ford