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Theatre: Pride & Prejudice

Pride & PrejudiceThe Covenant College theatre department presents Pride & Prejudice, Jane Austen’s famous novel, adapted for the stage by Jon Jory. Staying true to Austen’s novel, the play tells the story of Mr. and Mrs. Bennet and their five daughters: Elizabeth, Jane, Lydia, Mary, and Kitty. Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy take center stage in Jory’s adaptation, and the show depicts the long journey of friendship and love between the two characters.

Senior Ann Jones ’14 plays Elizabeth and is paired with freshman Austen Crim ’17, who portrays Mr. Darcy in the play. Coincidentally, Crim was named after Jane Austen.

“This is an incredibly tight cast,” said Director and Associate Professor of Theatre Deborah Kirby. “They all work so well together and support each other, both off and on the stage, and it has been a pleasure to work with them all.”

Pride & Prejudice performances are held in the Sanderson Auditorium at Covenant College. 

8:00 p.m.    Friday, October 11
2:30 p.m.    Saturday, October 12
Tickets: $7 adults, $5 students & seniors

 “Jon Jory's play is, in my opinion, able to maintain the feel and flavor of Jane Austen's book and its characters, while keeping a brisk pace that modern day audiences seem to enjoy,” said Kirby. “I also liked that, in Jory's notes, he wanted the play to be played on a fairly empty set with just pieces of furniture coming on and off to designate locations.  This made it rather ideal for our limited space in Sanderson Hall.”