Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Robin Robinson
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!
Chaney Moore and Lindsay Ehrhardt are back to reprise their roles as Mary Bennet and Anne de Bourgh. They will be joined by an entirely new cast.
“Main Street Theater’s ‘Christmas at Pemberley’ is a sublime gift…From the paintings on the wall of the Pemberley library, to the questions that emerge from the play itself (‘Can one live a large life in mind alone?’, Mary asks), to the comic references to Pride and Prejudice that delight at every turn, this show is a holiday gift.” — Houston Chronicle
“Bennet is back on stage in the flesh, and it’s been revivified, botoxed, and lightened….such easy wit and gliding gait….The actors are having more fun….We’re having more fun, too….The cast meshes well and creates a lovely fairy-tale atmosphere. Austen is well served all round.” — Houston Press
“For the third time Chaney Moore will take on the role of Mary Bennet, the overlooked Bennet sister brought to life in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley about to go back on stage at Main Street Theater — and she’s happy to do so.” — Houston Press interview with Chaney Moore
PERFORMANCES AND TICKETS
Previews: Nov 18 & 19, 2021
Opening Night: Nov 20, 2021
Playing Thursdays – Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 3:00pm
though Dec 19, 2021
Tickets: $59 – $35
Sunday, Nov. 21 at 3pm
Open “in-sync” Captioned Performance