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Miss Bennet:
Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Claire Hart-Palumbo

Main Street Theater -
Rice Village

2540 Times Blvd.

Previews
November 5 at 3:00pm

November 8 at 7:30pm
November 9 at 7:30pm
November 10 at 7:30pm

Performances
November 11 – December 17, 2017
No performances on Thanksgiving Day, November 23 or Saturday, December 2

Thursdays, Fridays & Saturdays - 7:30pm
Sundays - 3:00pm

Added performances:
Wednesday, November 22 at 7:30pm
Sunday evening, December 3 at 7:30pm

Please note: no outside food/snacks are allowed at the theater. You may purchase concessions at the show.

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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.


Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Videography by RicOrnel Productions

Part of the Art Events for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

Saturday, November 11 at 6:45pm: Opening Night Pre-Show Discussion with the director and designers. Get an inside look at the production and the process that has led up to Opening Night. Free and open to all. No need to RSVP.

After-parties following all Saturday night performances: Enjoy a free drink with the cast after the show! Included in ticket price.

Join Us for a Jane Austen Explosion! On Tuesday, December 12, from 7:00 - 9:00 pm, Main Street Theater in Rice Village will be celebrating Ms. Austen's legacy in storytelling. There will be parlor games, snacks, and selected readings from Jane and Jane-adjacent favorites, such as early writing from her Juvenalia, and excerpts from Clueless, and Pride, Prejudice & Zombies, among others! Brazos Bookstore will also be present with literature for sale to persuade any heart this holiday season. Suggested donation $5 or $10. Please RSVP to shannon@mainstreettheater.com.

 

 

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