December 1803, Miss Jane Austen, her family & friends have arrived at Manydown Park, the Hampshire estate of the Bigg-Wither family for a Christmas celebration. At the persistent urging of her hosts, Jane has consented to be Mistress of Ceremonies and preside over their Holiday theatricals, which are to highlight her own outrageously funny early writings.
"Holiday Spirit Descends on Austenland" - New York Times
"There's so much that's wonderful about this imaginative show. Set in December 1803, a wildly excited Jane Austen presides over holiday theatricals at a celebration for family and friends at a Hampshire country estate." - Back Stage
"Innocent Diversions, the Jane Austen-style holiday fare from Theater Ten Ten, written, adapted, and directed by Lynn Marie Macy, is an absolute delight. - nytheatre.com
"Now for something completely different: How would you like to be a guest at the country house of the Bigg-Wither family, neighbors of Jane Austen and her family, and join in the Christmas after-dinner entertainment?" - stagestrucknyc.com
"Jane Austen fans and scholars need not read any further; they are more or less required to attend Innocent Diversions: A Christmas Entertainment With Jane Austen and Friends, ... if it's Austen, attention must be paid." - New York Times