MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill
November 23 – December 23
Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters, as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy. In this charmingly imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork, the ever-dependable Mary Bennet is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family visits for Christmas, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match — and possibly even love? This unstuffy, highly entertaining and warm-spirited play will delight Austen aficionados and new-comers alike — just the kind of experience multiple generations can enjoy together!
November 27: Opening Night
Stay after the show for desserts from Bella Napoli and a champagne (or ginger ale) toast with the cast and crew!
December 1: English Country Dance Demonstration
English Country Dance was featured at balls in Jane Austen’s time and still thrives today in the Capital Region thanks to the Capital English Country Dancers. The live music is beautiful, the basic steps are simple and the flowing dance patterns are delightful. Experience this with dance demonstrations by the English Country Dancer on December 1 at 1:45 p.m. or 6:45 p.m. prior to performances of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley. Audience participation is encouraged, join the fun! For more information on the English Country Dancers click here
December 4: Chef’s Table Night
Hello, delicious. Enjoy complimentary light fare before the show provided by Yono’s– one of the best-kept secrets in town!
December 5: Pre-show Discussion Night
Dr. David Shapard will host a pre-show discussion on Jane Austen. Come at 6:30 p.m. for this 25-minute open discussion and join the conversation! David M. Shapard is the author of The Annotated Pride and Prejudice, The Annotated Emma, The Annotated Mansfield Park, The Annotated Northanger Abbey, The Annotated Persuasion and The Annotated Sense and Sensibility. He has a doctorate in European History and has spoken about Jane Austen before numerous groups. Next year he will lead his second tour of England related to Jane Austen.
December 16: Behind the Scenes
A pre-show discussion with Producing Artistic Director Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill and special guest Dr. David Shapard at 12:30 p.m. and includes a light continental breakfast.
Coming to Miss Bennet? Enter our holiday raffle! Win one of four amazing prizes. All proceeds benefit the School of the Performing Arts at theREP. Raffle tickets are only available at the box office.
1 ticket – $5.00
5 tickets – $20.00
Drawing: Sunday, December 23rd, 2018
Cafe Cappricio Private Chef’s Table – Value $1,500
Albany Wine & Dine Celebration Tasting – Value $450
One-night stay at Yale Manor at Copper Beeches Bed & Breakfast – Value $250
Two “A” section tickets for The Phantom of the Opera at Proctors – Value $150
For information, email Molly Tocin.
To view the cast and creative team click here
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