Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.
A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, Miss Bennet is set two years after the novel ends and continues the story, this time with nerdy middle-sister Mary as the unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as the dutiful middle sister in the midst of everyone else’s romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
Ms. Gunderson co-authored the play Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Margot Melcon, which received a 3-way world premiere in 2016 and will be published at Dramatists Play Publishing.
Lauren Gunderson is a playwright, screenwriter and short story author from Atlanta. She was named the most produced living playwright in America by American Theatre Magazine in 2016, won the 2016 Lanford Wilson Award from the Dramatist Guild, and was awarded the prestigious 2014 Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award for her play, I and You (also a Susan Smith Blackburn Blackburn and John Gassner Award finalist). She is also a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company.
Main Street Theater has previously produced Gunderson’s Silent Sky and The Revolutionists along with staged readings of The Taming.
Children under the age of 5 are not allowed in the theater.