Review On Impro Theatre's "Jane Austen UnScripted" (Hollywood)


Leigh Kennicott

Registered Critic


Sampling “Jane Austen Unscripted” was uncannily similar to reading one of her books. Since she primarily set her novels in drawing rooms, it was particularly amusing to watch the haughty Harriett (Kari Coleman) trying to incorporate the word “whoop” into a prim Austen scenario. It was also fun to see how well everyone worked with the identical fireplace that appeared no matter where in the mansion the action seemed to be placed.

Leigh Kennicott has an extensive background in theatre, film and television and a Ph.D. degree in Theatre, awarded in 2002. A writer, director and actor, Leigh Kennicott began theatrical reviewing at Backstage, followed by Pasadena Weekly and Stage Happenings blog.
As a director in Los Angeles, she directed a neo-realist "Romeo and Juliet" at the Secret Rose Theatre; a new play,“Charlotte Second Chance,” at DramaGarage; and “How I Learned to Drive,” “Nickel and Dimed” and “Top Girls” all at College of the Canyons.
Presently, she teaches theatre topics at California State University, Northridge.