PRIDE & PREJUDICE
BY JANE AUSTEN
Adapted for the stage by Jon Jory
Directed by Mark Mann
June 22 – July 16, 2017
Thursdays through Sundays @8pm
Jane Austen’s enduring novel of romance, class, and society comes to stage in the popular Jon Jory (Actors’ Theatre of Louisville) adaptation. The play is a delightful take on the novel, complete with all of the wit, love, and charm of the original.
Elizabeth Bennet, Lizzie, as she is sometimes called, is the protagonist of the play and second eldest daughter. She has a passionate, if sometimes jumbled, relationship with Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Darcy, the rich friend of Mr. Bingley, he quarrels and eventually falls in love with Elizabeth.
Mr. Bennet, patriarch of the Longbourn estate, Mr. Bennet is a placid husband to Mrs. Bennet and protective father to five girls.
Mrs. Bennet, the Bennet girls’ mother, who is set on their making auspicious marriage arrangements.
Jane Bennet, the eldest of the sisters, she marries Mr. Bingley.
Mr. Bingley, the gentleman who rents Netherfield Park and falls in love with Jane.
Miss Bingley, Mr. Bingley’s snobby sister.
Lady Catherine de Bourgh, Mr. Darcy’s aunt who is sure no one is good enough for their family. She is also the patroness of Mr. Collins, meaning she pays for his parsonage of their church.
Mr. Collins, a distant cousin of the Bennets; a foolish parson who proposes to Elizabeth. He eventually marries Charlotte Lucas.
Mary Bennet, the middle Bennet sister, not as flighty as Kitty and Lydia, but not as refined as Jane and Elizabeth.
Lydia Bennet, a flirt who elopes with Mr. Wickham – a very scandalous action!
Mr. Wickham, the soldier who romances Elizabeth and then Lydia. He also had a romantic relationship with Georgiana, Darcy’s younger sister, and knew Darcy when they were younger.
Kitty Bennet, Lydia’s companion, who also enjoys ribbons and flirting.
Charlotte Lucas, Lizzie’s good friend and confidante, who marries for security, not love.
Mr. Lucas, Charlotte Lucas’ father.
Mr. & Mrs. Gardiner, Elizabeth’s aunt and uncle who bring Jane to London and accompany Lizzie to Pemberley.
Georgiana, Mr. Darcy’s younger sister, once wooed by Wickham.