Patricia Austin in The Analytical Engine


The Analytical Engine

See Handbag’s Patricia Austin in special friend of Handbag Jon Steinhagen’s newest play.

In 1850 Connecticut, Hippolyta Powell has actually built the world’s first computer, an analytical engine.  Rather than use the machine to solve complex mathematical equations, she has used it to find her “perfect match,” much to the consternation of her family, the chosen suitor, Lord Byron’s daughter, and the man who truly loves her. Multiple Jeff Award winner Jon Steinhagen penned this period-perfect World Premiere with a wink to and eHarmony.

Bob Knuth, Circle Theatre’s Producing Director, has directed/scenic designed Enchanted April, Jane Eyre, She Loves Me, The Secret Garden (nominated for ten Jeff Citations) and Meet Me In St. Louis, among others too numerous to list. His design credits include About Face, Red Hen Productions, Emerald City, Noble Fool Theatricals and the Chicago Children’s Theatre.  He has been nominated for eleven Joseph Jefferson Awards (winning for scenic design twice) and is currently the art director for Second City.

Denita Linnertz,
Patricia Austin, the dreamy Eric Lindahl, Jon Steinhagen, Catherine Ferraro, and Mary Redmon

$12 Previews: Feb 5, 6 & 9 at 8pm

opening night: Wednesday, February 10 @ 8:00 pm
Fridays & Saturdays @ 8:00 pm
Sundays @ 3:00 pm
All Tickets $20

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