"... an exceptionally clear, funny and moving version." —San Francisco Chronicle
In this fast-paced, costumed, stage reading, all of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel come delightfully to life. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous matchmaking mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense — but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?
Senior Josie Kjeldgaard plays Elizabeth Bennet, while junior Dominic Keene plays the role of Mr. Darcy. Other leading cast members include Simon Scheel (Mr. Bennet), Emily Hamada (Mrs. Bennet/Lady Catherine DeBourgh), Sadie Jones (Jane Bennet), Austin Richard (Mr. Bingley), and Dawson Neely (Mr. Collins). The cast also features Evi Sisk (Lydia Bennet/Georgiana Darcy), Mary Elizabeth Balof (Kitty Bennet), Lauren Ruthven (Mary Bennet/Charlotte Lucas), Tim Scheel (George Wickham), Grace Murray (Miss Bingley/housekeeper), Franklin Magnaghi (Sir William Lucas), Alvaro Campos (Mr. Gardiner/Officer), Brandon Castillo (Fitzwilliam), Dylan Grant (Mrs. Gardiner), and Ranya Wang (Housekeeper).
Whether you are familiar with the story or not, this play will be a treat for all ages. If you already know it, I think you'll be thrilled with how refreshingly fast-paced and funny this new stage version is. If you don't know it, we guarantee you will be glad you met Miss Bennet and all of her hilarious friends and enemies. It's a great story full regency dance numbers (six of them!), wonderful costuming, British wit and love.
DeSales Catholic High School presents Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice, by Jon Jory. Original music by Peter Ekstrom.
Directed by Eric C. Rohde
Dates: March 15, 16 at 7pm; March 17 at 2pm
Performances at The Dacres (207 W. Main St.)
Tickets: $10 general admission, $8 students & staff (available at thedacres.com, at the door or by calling 525-3030)
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