Elizabeth produced the Online Stage full-cast production of E.M. Forster’s Howards End, which is now available at Audible. She also narrates the novel, alongisde an excellent cast, including Amanda Friday as Helen Schlegel, Arielle Lipshaw as Margaret Schlegel, and Steve Gough as Henry Wilcox.
“Only connect!” E. M. Forster’s classic 1910 novel follows the lives and loves of the Schlegel sisters, Margaret and Helen, as they attempt to make connections with members of two very different families: the conservative, wealthy Wilcoxes, and the working-class Basts.
Elizabeth performs the role of Christine Linde in The Online Stage production of Henrik Ibsen’s classic drama A Doll’s House, now available at Audible!
A Doll’s House, published in 1879, was the earliest of Ibsen’s “social dramas”, and the first of his works to attract attention outside of Scandinavia. The central theme of the play is a woman’s right to individual self-development, and represents, as humourist Stephen Leacock observed of many Ibsen plays, “a profound problem stated but not solved”.
Elizabeth reprises her role as Marilla Cuthbert in L.M. Montgomery’s classic Anne of Avonlea, produced as a full-cast dramatic reading with The Online Stage. The first installment, Anne of Green Gables, is also available at Audible, and has received multiple five-star reviews.
Following Anne of Green Gables (1908), this book was written by Lucy Maud Montgomery in 1909. Sixteen-year-old Anne is about to start her first term teaching at the Avonlea school.
The book soon introduces Anne’s new and problematic neighbor, Mr. Harrison, and his foul-mouthed parrot, as well as the twins, Davy and Dora. Other characters introduced are some of Anne’s new pupils and Miss Lavendar Lewis, a sweet but lonely lady. This book sees Anne maturing slightly, even though she still cannot avoid getting into a number of her familiar scrapes, as only Anne can – some of which include selling her neighbor’s cow (having mistaken it for her own), or getting stuck in a broken duck house roof while peeping into a pantry window.
Elizabeth is proud to announce the release of The Online Stage production of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, which is now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the role of Mina Harker, and also served as producer and editor for this production. The book is a dramatic reading and is performed by a full cast; you can hear Ben Lindsey-Clark as Dr. Seward and Ben Stevens as Van Helsing in the Audible sample.
Bram Stoker’s 1897 novel is the most famous vampire tale ever told. British solicitor Jonathan Harker finds himself imprisoned in a castle in Transylvania and begins to believe his host, Count Dracula, is not entirely human. As his horror mounts, he suspects that Dracula plans to invade and conquer England, one victim at a time.
Elizabeth performs the role of Marilla Cuthbert in L.M. Montgomery’s beloved classic Anne of Green Gables, which has been released by The Online Stage and is available at Audible. Narrated by Susan Iannucci, and performed by a full cast, this is the first in a series. The next book, Anne of Avonlea, is currently in production – with Elizabeth as Marilla – and will be released later this year.
The always delightful and entertaining classic Anne of Green Gables is performed by actors from The Online Stage! Written in 1908, for all ages, by Canadian author Lucy Maud Montgomery. Anne Shirley is an 11-year-old orphan adopted by a middle-aged brother and sister, Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert. They had wanted to adopt a boy to help with their farm on Prince Edward Island in the fictional town of Avonlea. Matthew persuades Marilla to give Anne a chance. Anne is a handful, and they fall in love with her.
The latest release from The Online Stage is now available at Audible: E.M. Forster’s classic novel A Room With a View, narrated by Elizabeth and performed by a full cast! Elizabeth also served as editor and producer of this audiobook, and will be producing and narrating Forster’s Howards End later this year as well.
“If Miss Honeychurch ever takes to live as she plays, it will be very exciting both for us and for her.”
Lucy Honeychurch is a young English girl abroad in Italy for the first time and is ready to experience all the beauty, art, and romance it has to offer. She is hampered by the oppressive attentions of her chaperone, her prim cousin Charlotte, as well as the presence of a substantial British expatriate and tourist community in Florence.
Yet when she meets the free-thinking Emersons and finds herself attracted to young George Emerson, she must decide whether the life that she has laid out for herself – including marriage to priggish Cecil Vyse – is what she really wants.
Elizabeth is proud to annouce the release of Anton Chekhov’s The Seagull, the final production in the series of Chekhov plays released by The Online Stage. This full-cast production, in which Elizabeth plays the actress Irina Arcadina, is now available at Audible. The previous three productions are The Cherry Orchard, Uncle Vanya, and The Three Sisters.
The Seagull is Anton Chekhov’s first major play, originally produced in 1896. It dramatizes the romantic and artistic conflicts between four characters: the famous middlebrow story writer Boris Trigorin, the ingenue Nina, the fading actress Irina Arcadina, and her son, the symbolist playwright Constantine Treplef. Featuring Elizabeth Klett, Andy Harrington, Ron Altman, Amanda Friday, Denis Daly, Linda Barrans, Leanne Yau, David Prickett, Tovarisch, Jeff Moon, Maureen Boutilier, Noel Badrian, and Ted Wenskus.
Elizabeth is a proud member of The Online Stage, a group of actors and narrators that produces dramatic audiobooks: both recordings of classic plays, and dramatic readings of novels. They regularly release projects with a charitable focus, in which all profits are donated to a registered charity. Their latest charity project is Lewis Carroll’s Through the Looking Glass, now available at Audible. Although Audible unfortunately did not include the information on the book’s page, all profits from the sales of this audiobook will be donated to Action Against Hunger. This is a sequel to the previous charity project, Alice in Wonderland; all proceeds from sales of this audiobook are donated to Charity Water.
Both of these audiobooks feature narrator Noel Badrian alongside a wonderful ensemble cast (including Elizabeth) reading Lewis Carroll’s wild and wacky characters. They make for delightful listening, and help support excellent charities; a win-win!
The third Online Stage production of an Anton Chekhov play is now available at Audible: The Three Sisters. Elizabeth plays the role of Masha – the middle sister – in this full-cast production. The previous two plays – The Cherry Orchard and Uncle Vanya – are also available at Audible, and the final installment, The Seagull, will be out later this year.
The Three Sisters is Anton Chekhov’s 1901 play about the Prosorov family, who are stuck in a provincial Russian town. The sisters – Olga, Masha, and Irina – fantasize about one day returning to Moscow. Meanwhile, their brother Andrey courts village girl Natasha, and the family socializes with the soldiers stationed nearby. Dreams, longing, and illicit love drive the action of Chekhov’s comic drama.
The latest release from The Online Stage is Shakespeare’s timeless comedy Twelfth Night, now available at Audible. Elizabeth plays the role of the lovesick countess Olivia in this full-cast production, which includes a bizarre love triangle, a singing fool, the humiliation of a pompous steward, and plenty of gender-bending confusion.
Elizabeth has many other exciting projects in the works with The Online Stage, including playing Marmee in Little Women, various roles in Pride and Prejudice and Persuasion, Arkadina in The Seagull, and Mina Harker in Dracula. All of these productions will be released on Audible this year and next year, so stay tuned for more information!