William Clark


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Nov. 15-22
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. and Sun. from Nov. 25-26
2 p.m.
Every Tue., Wed., Thu., Fri., and Sat. from Nov. 24-Dec. 30
7:30 p.m.
Every Sat. from Dec. 23-30
2 p.m.
Every Sun. from Dec. 3-17
2 p.m.

Co-written by Lauren Gunderson and&nbsp;Margot Melcon, the buoyant&nbsp;<em>Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley</em>&nbsp;serves as a sequel to Jane Austen&rsquo;s<em>Pride and Prejudice</em>, returning audiences to the stately grounds two years after the events of the original novel.&nbsp;<em>Miss Bennet</em>&nbsp;reunites cherished characters with a style and familiarity attuned to the source material, imaginatively depicting the course of their lives as they reunite for Christmas at the home of Fitzwilliam and Elizabeth (Bennet) Darcy. Most surprising is the play&rsquo;s decision to focus on the middle Bennet child, Mary, a talented but dour personality in Austen&rsquo;s novel.&nbsp;<em>Miss Bennet</em>&nbsp;shows another side of Mary, as she is romantically smitten with Mr. Darcy&rsquo;s cousin, the equally introverted Arthur de Bourgh. Headlining the cast are Christian Bardine and JuCoby Johnson under the direction of Christina Baldwin, who previously demonstrated her finesse with these characters during her critically acclaimed helming of the 2016 production of&nbsp;<em>Sense and Sensibility</em>&nbsp;at the Guthrie.