Miss Bennet and The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

Miss Bennet and The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

Live, virtual staged readings.

We can’t be together in person this year,
but that won’t stop us from bringing you the much-loved Pemberley plays!
Join us in December for live, virtual staged readings of both plays.

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley: Dec. 11 – Dec. 13

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley: Dec. 18 – Dec. 20

Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm Sundays at 3:00pm

Live on Zoom!

Register here.

FREE (donations are appreciated!)

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Robin Robinson

Dec. 11 – 13, 2020

Live reading on Zoom with:

Jessie Hyder as Mary Bennet
Ricardo Horacio Hernandez-Morgan as Arthur de Bourgh
Laura Kaldis* as Elizabeth Darcy
Spencer Plachy* as Fitzwilliam Darcy
Samantha West as Jane Bingley
Nathan Wilson as Charles Bingley
Christina Lopez as Lydia Wickham
Lindsay Ehrhardt as Anne de Bourgh
Annie Wild as Narrator

*denotes AEA member

A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and PrejudiceMiss 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!

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Robin Robinson

Dec. 18 – 20, 2020

Live reading on Zoom with:

Claire Hart-Palumbo* as Mrs. Reynolds
Nathan Wilson as Brian
Annie Wild as Cassie
Spencer Plachy* as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy
Laura Kaldis* as Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy
Ricardo Horacio Hernandez-Morgan as George Wickham
Christina Lopez as Lydia Wickham
Lindsay Ehrhardt as Narrator

*denotes AEA member

Regency romance is back for the holidays with Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley—a companion piece to the duo’s delightful Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley—both continuations of Jane Austen’s popular novel, Pride and Prejudice. As the events of Miss Bennet unfold upstairs at Pemberley, the servants below stairs find themselves in the midst of a different holiday scandal. An unwelcome visitor has stumbled into the hall in the middle of the night—Mr. Darcy’s nemesis and Lydia’s incorrigible husband, Mr. Wickham! The bustling housekeeper, Mrs. Reynolds, Cassie, the resilient new serving girl, and Brian, the helplessly romantic groomsman, must each balance their holiday preparations with keeping Wickham confined. But before long, everything reaches a boiling point, festivities spiral into chaos, and the truth comes to light! An utterly delightful holiday tale.

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