Main Street Theater presents Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel Pride and Prejudice come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet's most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother and a string of unsuitable suitors, it's difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense, but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?
Jon Jory’s dramatic adaptation of Pride and Prejudice with incidental music by Peter Eckstrom has been produced across the country. Working together, they wanted to expand the piece into a full-scale musical. Main Street’s performance will be the first staged reading of the musical, and both Mr. Jory and Mr. Eckstrom will be in attendance for the July 18 performance.