Fringe performers take note: this is how you do a one-man show. New Zealand's Penny Ashton dazzles in her performance of eight-or-so distinct characters, expertly telling the story of regency-era Elspeth Slowtree falling in love and fighting the literary patriarchy. Though set two-hundred years ago, the performance is anything but stale. The audience is putty in Penny Ashton's hands as she flaunts dirty double-entendres and witty musical numbers (ie Beethoven mashed up with Bon Jovi). Don't let the literary title scare you away—knowing anything about Jane Austen probably just comes as a bonus.