November 29 — December 23

Regional Premiere

MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Aimée Hayes and Jeffrey Gunshol

Performances: 7:30 PM (Sunday Matinees 3:00 PM)

 

Loyola University, Marquette Theatre

6363 St. Charles Avenue

New Orleans, LA 70118


Revisit your favorite Jane Austen characters from Pride and Prejudice as the family gathers at Pemberley for the holidays! Bookish Mary Bennet, the oft-forgotten middle child, may have finally met her intellectual match in Elizabeth & Darcy’s unexpected guest, Arthur de Bourgh. Will Lydia steal the spotlight once again, or can Mary step out of her sisters’ shadows as the heroine of her own story?

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SPECIAL EVENTS
November 29   Preview Performance - $25 tickets
November 30   Preview Performance - $25 tickets
December 1   Preview Performance - $25 tickets
December 2   Priority Patron Appreciation Performance
December 3   Priority Patron Appreciation Performance
December 4   Priority Patron Appreciation Performance - Opening Night!
December 7   Pay What You Can - at the door!
December 16   Jane Austen's Birthday!
Press
“A droll and quite delicious sequel to Pride and Prejudice”

—Chicago Tribune

“Utterly beguiling . . . The show is a gem – ideal for the holiday season!”

—Chicago Sun-Times

CAST
  MR. BINGLEY – James Bartelle
  JANE BINGLEY – Annie Cleveland
  ANNE DE BOURGH – Monica R. Harris
  ARTHUR DE BOURGH – Ian Hoch
  MARY BENNET – Helen Jaksch
  ELIZABETH DARCY – Shelley Johnson
  MR. DARCY – Michael A. Newcomer
  LYDIA WICKHAM – Emily Russell
THE PLAYWRIGHTS

 

LAUREN GUNDERSON

Lauren Gunderson is one of the most produced playwrights in America, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award, Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award, and a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the US including South Cost Rep (EMILIE, SILENT SKY), The Kennedy Center (THE AMAZING ADVENTURES OF DR. WONDERFUL AND HER DOG!), The O’Neill, Denver Center, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Olney Theatre, Geva and more.  Her work is published at Playscripts (I AND YOU, EXIT, PURSUED BY A BEAR, and TOIL AND TROUBLE) and Samuel French (EMILIE). She is a Playwright in Residence at The Playwrights Foundation, and a proud Dramatists Guild member. She is from Atlanta, GA and lives in San Francisco. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory             

MARGOT MELCON

Margot Melcon is a theater artist, administrator and writer. She was the Director of New Play Development at Marin Theatre Company for seven years, where she dramaturged over 30 productions – including six world premieres – and administered the company’s two annual new play prizes and commissioning program. She has developed plays with TheatreWorks, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Crowded Fire Theater, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, the Kennedy Center, the New Harmony Project, and The Playwrights’ Center in Minneapolis. She is currently the Program Executive for Promoting Culture at the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Margot is a graduate of California State University, Chico.