Saturday Talk – Literary Conversations on Love: Austen, Bronte, Alcott

February 13, 2021 @ 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm
Donation appreciated

As a special treat for Valentine’s Day, award-winning audiobook narrator/producer Alison Larkin and Ventfort Hall favorite, actress Anne Undeland, will read from audiobook classics produced by Alison Larkin Presents. The program will be only offered via Zoom.

Readings from such classic novels as Jane Eyre, Pride and Prejudice, and Little Women will be followed by a transatlantic discussion on marriage, love and womanhood and the experience of recording the works of these towering authors.

According to Larkin and Undeland, “we have discovered that during the pandemic, people are suddenly finding solace and wisdom in the classics – some of the listeners for the very first time. Needless to say, we are passionate about bringing the classics to them in easy-to-listen-to audiobooks.” The hour-long event will include not only the readings from the novels but also witty repartee.

Larkin and Undeland are making this offer: For every audiobook downloaded directly from www.alisonlarkin, a second audiobook will be donated to people in need between now and June 1. Click HERE to learn more.

Within four years productions under the imprint Alison Larkin Presents have won eleven AudioFile Earphones awards for excellence. Recent audiobook releases read by Larkin include The Complete Novels of Jane Austen, Jane Eyre by Charlotte Bronte and The Secret Garden by Frances Hodgson Burnett.

Larkin’s own bestselling novel The English American grew out of her autobiographical one- woman show about an adopted English woman who finds her birth parents in the United States. Larkin is also a comedienne. She has appeared on Broadway with the National Theater and Royal Shakespeare Company. Her many accents and voices can be heard in television, cartoons and movies from “The Wonderpets” to “Fargo,” “ Pocahontas” and over 200 audiobooks, many of them New York Times bestsellers.

Undeland is known to Ventfort Hall audiences for her many one-woman shows – remember the provocative Paris 1890? Her audiobook narrations of Little Women Parts 1 and 2 received critical acclaim and have become international bestsellers. Undeland has also appeared throughout the Northeast with WAM Theatre, Great Barrington Public Theatre, Berkshire Playwrights Lab, Barrington Stage, Stageworks, Capital Repertory Theatre, Mixed Company, Shakespeare & Company, Metropolitan Playhouse, Studio Theatre at Theatre Row and the New Repertory Theatre.

Anne Undeland has played roles in numerous productions for BBC Radio, the Australian Broadcasting Corp., NPR affiliates in the US and WBUR/Boston. As a playwright, her short play, The Kiss, won best play at the West Side Y’s short play festival and her full-length play, Lady Randy, was produced by WAM Theatre and performed at Shakespeare & Company and Ventfort Hall.

The Larkin/Undeland presentation will be offered via Zoom only. Donations are appreciated. Click here to order.