Northanger Abbey

Showtimes: Wed 7pm, Thu 7pm, Fri 8pm, Sat 2pm & 8pm, Sun 2pm; Through 10/27; $25-$40; Sacramento Theatre Company, 1419 H St., (916) 443-6722;
Rated 5.0

Published posthumously by Jane Austen’s brother, Northanger Abbey is one of her lesser-known books, but one that captured the imagination of local playwright Carissa Meagher. While the mix of romance and gothic horror gets a bit muddled, overall, Meagher captures Austen’s humor and wit, along with her distinctive grammar and dialogue.