Austin Shakespeare presents “Pride and Prejudice”
at the Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theatre November 7-25th
WHO: Austin Shakespeare - the only professional, classical theater company in Central Texas
WHAT: Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice”
WHEN: November 7-25th,Thursdays – Saturdays at 8:00 pm, Sundays at 3:00 pm. (Note – there will be a special tea at the Long Center prior to each Sunday matinee at 1:30 pm for $30).
WHERE: The Long Center’s Rollins Studio Theatre
701 West Riverside Drive, Austin TX 78704
RSVP: Tickets available now at www.TheLongCenter.org or call (512) 474-LONG (5664). Tickets also available at the 3M Box Office at the Long Center. Tickets range from $19 - $42.50. (Note – there will be a special tea at the Long Center prior to each Sunday matinee at 1:30 pm for $30).
Austin, TX –Austin Shakespeare is proud to announce Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice at the Long Center’s intimate Rollins Theater Nov. 7-25. The professional (Actors’ Equity) company brings back award-winning actress Liz Beckham now as the smart, delightful “Elizabeth Bennet.” Beckham recently won the Austin Critics Table award Best Actor for the company’s production of Tom Stoppard’s Arcadia last spring.
Austin Shakespeare’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice is a new adaptation of one of literature’s most beloved romances involving the proud Mr. Darcy and the clever Elizabeth Bennet. This new version by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan has scenic designs by Dutch painter, Emilie Houssart; costumes by recent UT graduate Haydee Antunano and set design by the award-winning, Jason Amato. The extensive 19th century ballroom dance in the show is choreographed by Austin choreographer, Toni Bravo. Direction is by Ann Ciccolella, Artistic Director of Austin Shakespeare.
The play takes its audience into a beautiful world of comic characters and elegant heroes in an unlikely romance, when the sparking wit of Miss Elizabeth Bennet meets the serious soul of Mr. Darcy amid a world of period music and ballroom dance. The story centers on the Bennet family and their many adventures in finding suitable husbands. Elizabeth has rather unconventional ideas for a young lady about marriage. She wants more than financial stability: she wants love. When Elizabeth meets the wealthy, proud Mr. Darcy she determines that he is not the kind of man she’ll ever marry.
Tickets are available at www.TheLongCenter.org or by calling (512) 474-LONG (5664). Tickets are also available at the 3M Box Office at the Long Center. Tickets range from $19 - $42.50. There is a special tea at the Long Center prior to each Sunday matinee at 1:30 pm for $30.
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ABOUT AUSTIN SHAKESPEARE: Founded in 1984 and the only professional classical theater company in Central Texas, Austin Shakespeare presents professional theatre of the highest quality with an emphasis on the plays of William Shakespeare, bringing to the public performances that are fresh, bold, imaginative, thought-provoking, and eminently accessible, connecting the truths of the past with the challenges and possibilities of today. Continuing in its fourth year of Young Shakespeare at Richard Garriott’s Curtain Theater, an outdoor replica of an Elizabethan theater. Austin Shakespeare will present a teen production of Julius Caesar from June 21-July1. In the fall and spring, Austin Shakespeare also produces plays by Shaw, Schiller, and Stoppard at The Long Center for the Performing Arts Rollins Studio Theatre. Austin Shakespeare’s ongoing “Shakespeare Aloud” reading group and “Artist’s Way” sessions invite new participates weekly. Austin Shakespeare’s education program 20/20 sends professional actors into the schools to encourage love of language.
Austin Shakespeare is a proud member of the Austin Creative Alliance.