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Anna and her mother are left to care for Lydia, largely on their own, laboring under the presumption that Eddie is dead, and surviving on money periodically doled out by Eddie’s wayward spinster sister.
Badham, who played only a few other movie and TV roles, seemed almost as much an enigma as Lee, a spinster who died last year at age 89.
Anyhow, please don’t dismiss her as a spinster in a backwater.
Pedace’s play is a laugh-a-minute comedy about a hyperactive and hyper-controlling spinster who minds everyone else’s business, with the help of her night-vision goggles.
The costume is wrong and the image creates a myth Austen was a demure spinster and not a deep-thinking author.
Another West Coast premiere, Jen Silverman’s play (directed by Lisa Berger) centers on two spinster sisters.
Particularly good is Dunst as a virginal spinster who leaps at the opportunity for a bit of romance, no matter how illicit.
They're joined by Nat's spinster sister Lily and Essie's bachelor brother Sid, who were engaged once but broke up over Sid's drinking.
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