The Shakespeare Theatre presents A Busy Day by Fanny Burney. A sharply observant satire of society in Regency London, A Busy Day tells the story of two heiresses, one from old money and one from new, who wish to marry the same man. Commissioned by Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the play was written by novelist, playwright and diarist Fanny Burney, who in her time was more widely read than the author she inspired, Jane Austen. After lying neglected for nearly 200 years, Burney's work has received new interest as readers and scholars discover her biting wit and shrewd social commentary. Directed by David Muse.