Great Expectations
NOVEMBER 16 - December 8

Adaption from Dickens’ Novel by Barbara Field
Directed by Karen Jambon
Presented by Different Stages

Thursdays-Saturdays 8pm, Sundays 6pm
No Performance Thanksgiving (Thursday, November 22)
Industry Night: Wednesday, December 5

Dickens’ classic work centers around the adventures of Pip, the orphaned blacksmith's apprentice who is fashioned to become a gentleman with "great expectations," and the many fascinating people who shape his life: the half-mad spinster Miss Havisham; her ward, the beautiful and icy Estella; Pip's friend, the aristocratic Herbert Pocket; Jaggers, the lawyer made hard and brutal by the indignities of the world; and Magwitch, the escaped convict whose favor starts the plot in motion.


Playing Pip is Weston Smith (Middletown). Miss Havisham and Estella are Margaret Hoard (Payne Award for Best Supporting Actress in Different Stages’ Our Country’s Good) and Annie Nicole Merritt (Abilene Christian Univ.). The rest of Dickens’ colorful and fascinating characters are performed by actors appearing in multiple roles:  Craig Kanne (Il Campiello), Will Douglas (Significant Other), Beau Paul (The Book of Liz), Michael Costilla (Barefoot in the Park), Robert Stevens (Henry IV Part 1), Tonie Knight (The Secret Lives of the Sexists), Nate Dunaway (The Member of the Wedding) and Francis Bello (Kindertransport).

Directed by Karen Jambon. Costume design by Jennifer Rose Davis.


  • Wednesday and Thursdays: All tickets $15

  • Friday - Sunday: $30 Priority Seating, $25 General Admission, $20 Discount/Artist/Student/Senior/Veteran

  • Radical Rush Free Tickets: Limited free tickets for each performance in the spirit of sustainability, accessibility, and the gift economy. Radical Rush tickets available online and in person while they last. 

  • Advanced Reservations Recommended. Limited seating.

  • Blue Star Theatre: Discounts for Military, Veterans, and their families

Funded in part by the Cultural Arts Division of the City of Austin Economic Development Department.