Main Street Theater presents Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is open now at Main Street Theater. (Photo courtesy of Main Street Theatre)
Main Street Theater’s holiday favorite returns this month with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. MST Founding Artistic Director Rebecca Greene Udden has long been a champion of Jane Austen’s work, even adapting Pride and Prejudice for the stage herself, which the company produced in 1988 and 1996. It seems only fitting, then, that Pride and Prejudice sequels would become MST’s regular holiday plays. MST has also produced The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley, the Gunderson/Melcon offering of what’s happening “downstairs” while the events of Miss Bennet are happening “upstairs” at Pemberley. “It’s a pleasure to bring back Miss Bennet,” says Ms. Udden. “Many people have told us that the whole Pemberley set of plays has become a mainstay of their holiday activities, so we are glad to be able to offer it once again!”
Original cast members Chaney Moore and Lindsay Ehrhardt will reprise their roles as Mary Bennet and Anne de Bourgh, respectively. Skyler Sinclair returns as well, but this time in the role of Elizabeth Bennet. The rest of the cast includes Yemi Otulana, Alexandra Szteo-Joe, B. Connor Flynn, Gabriel Regojo, Aaron Alford, Graham Childers, and Antonia Laverde.