Pride and Prejudice
--a laugh-out-loud adaptation
By Kate Hamill
Directed by Lisa Channer
Presented by BA Theatre Arts Program
Rarig Center / Whiting Proscenium
Nov 10 - 19, 2023
Run Time: 2 hours and 25 minutes with one intermission
Accessibility: Please contact Qiuxia Welch at firstname.lastname@example.org
$20 General public
$15 UMN Faculty/Staff/Alumni/Retirees
$10 Students (any college or under 18)
$8 Group Tickets 10+
About the Performance
This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?
“The ever-ingenious Hamill has given us something completely and delightfully different, a smallish-cast period-dress PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…adapted with fizzy, festive freedom, Hamill’s [PRIDE AND PREJUDICE] is full of Bringing Up Baby-style slapstick and the kind of barely controlled chaos that you’d expect to see in a five-door Feydeau farce…” —Wall Street Journal.