While Canadian theatregoers enjoy a musical Jane Eyre, North Carolina playgoers will have an opportunity to meet the novel's author -- in a manner of speaking. In Mistress Of The Moors, part of Temple Theatre's 1997 Encore Series, Quinn Hawkesworth plays author Charlotte Bronte. The show, by Elliot Engel, premiered at Temple in 1994 and returns Jan. 9-19.
Engel's previous works include the one-man Charles Dickens show, Night Before Christmas Carol, also staged at Temple.
Mistress Of The Moors is lit and directed by Tim Morrissey and sponsored by Meat & Cleaver Restaurant. For tickets ($6-$12) and information call (919) 774-4512. The next Temple mainstage production, opening Feb. 14, will be a revival of Tennessee Williams' Eccentricities Of A Nightingale, directed by June Guralnik and starring Chris Anne Morris.
--By David Lefkowitz