This theater company has a tiny, tiny stage. The limited audience is seated very close to the stage and see the show "in the round." So whatever play or musical this group mounts cannot rely on fancy sets or props or even a very big cast. There simply is not enough room for many bodies, bulky costumes, intricate sets, or a lot of props. From what I noticed, the only set decorations were some white mirror frames hanging high in the rafters. The set pieces were some elegant dining room chairs, one small round table, and a small "box" spinet (piano). They used very few props such as bonnets, shawls, a small stack of novels, a couple of pieces of sheet music, and letter writing materials. The characters had one costume each with a few extras such as a shawl or jacket. One actor played two different characters. (His change of make-up and costuming was more dramatic and transformational.)
One thing I can say for this production is that they played it for laughs. Jane Austen's writing is already humorous, but they added even more comedy, particularly when developing some of the side characters. Their version of Mr. Collins was comical without being creepy. His silliness was offset by a very sweet and steady Charlotte Lucas. Many of the characters were mentioned but never seen, and much of the story line had to be skipped or told briefly in passing to make the play shorter. I dare say that most of the audience knew the story very well -- so well that they could fill in any missing elements in their imaginations.
From what I have heard, I understand that in Jane Austen's day, it was popular to perform "parlor theatricals" to be produced by the people in the household. This production felt like that. It was intimate and obviously trimmed to bare bones, yet so enjoyable. In fact, I understand that Jane Austen herself wrote quite a few "parlor theatricals" and had them performed by her own family and friends.
Kudos to a theatrical company that can do so much with so little!