"The fun of this startlingly vibrant production is that the tone, language and style of Austen's work remain, and the insertion of contemporary elements like mirrored balls, disco moves and shiny mylar curtains only heighten the relevance of words written over two hundred years ago." - The Post-Standard | Syracuse.com
"The high energy comedic production is full of wonderful surprises under the impressive direction of Jason O'Connell. ... a knock-out production." - BroadwayWorld.com
In the age of The Crown and Victoria, we go back to the Anglophile source with Kate Hamill’s playful adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic romance, Pride and Prejudice. The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved… tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? What? Why are you looking at us like that? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent new adaptation. Hey, Jane Austen could show these upstart hipsters a thing or two.
Join us for this contemporary take on Jane Austen's classic that's full of surprises. It's a refreshing new look, a Pride and Prejudice for the 21st century.
SHOW RUN TIME: 2 hours, 45 minutes (includes a 15-minute intermission)
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 @ 1:00 PM (Performance at 2:00 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
SUNDAY, MARCH 24 (Immediately following the 7:00 PM performance)
Stay in your seat after the show for a talkback with the Pride and Prejudice cast moderated by Syracuse Stage Artistic Director Bob Hupp.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 27 @ 1:00 PM (Before the 2:00 PM matinee)
Dive deeper into the world of Jane Austen with Dr. Mike Goode, a professor in the Syracuse University English Department. A specialist in 18th and 19th-century British literature, Goode has published several articles and books, including the book Sentimental Masculinity and the Rise of History (Cambridge University Press, 2009), which examines the role of historical novels in history’s emergence as an academic discipline. He is currently working on a book on the afterlives of writings by Jane Austen, Walter Scott, William Blake, and Mary Shelley in contemporary British and American culture.
THURSDAY, MARCH 28 @ 6:00 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) Join us before the show for a pre-show party with half-priced drinks, $5 drink specials, and complimentary light fare. Syracuse Country Dancers will demonstrate several English Country Dances that were popular during Jane Austen's day from London to the English countryside. Patrons are welcome to join in on the dances!
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 @ 2:00 PM (Performance at 3:00 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
SATURDAY, MARCH 30 @ 7:00 PM (Performance at 8:00 PM) Join the Young Adult Council for “Pride and Prejudice.” Tickets are available to high school students for $18 with no added fees. Take part in a calligraphy class followed by “Pride and Prejudice” at 8 p.m. After the show there will be a Kahoot quiz with prizes. Those participating in Students at Stage must present valid School ID upon entry. Teal seats are reserved for Students@Stage.
POETRY & PLAY
SUNDAY, MARCH 31 @ 1:00 PM (Performance at 2:00 PM)
Join us for a poetry series that connects the literary arts to the work on our stage with readings from published poets Devon Moore and Diane Wiener. Moore is the author of All Throats Sound Animal (Cider Press Review, 2018) and Apology of a Girl Who Is Told She Is Going to Hell (Mayapple Press, 2015). Her poems have appeared in Gulf Coast, Meridian, Juked, and elsewhere. Wiener is the author of The Golem Verses (Nine Mile Press, 2018) and former Huffington Post contributor. Her poems have appeared in Nine Mile Magazine, Wordgathering, Tammy, and elsewhere; her flash fiction is forthcoming in Ordinary Madness (Weasel Press). Wiener's second book of poetry is currently under review.
DINNER & SHOW
WEDNESDAY, APRIL 3 @ 6:00 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) The perfect date night? This may be it. Enjoy a buffet dinner catered by Phoebe’s Restaurant & Coffee Lounge in our lobby followed by Pride and Prejudice. Dinner at 6:00, show at 7:30. Simply select “Dinner and Show” from the dropdown menu when purchasing tickets.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 @ 5:30 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) An evening of food, drinks, shopping, and the rollicking, adventurous show Pride and Prejudice! Vendors include Showoffs Boutique, The White Sleigh, Michelle DaRin Jewelry, Lilipad Creations, It Works!, and Primitively Perfect. Ladies Night tickets are just $35 and include pre-show event and performance (cash bar). Use code “Ladies35” when checking out.
THURSDAY, APRIL 4 @ 6:30 PM (Performance at 7:30 PM) Get the inside game from rehearsal to stage from cast members and guest speakers. One hour prior to select performances.
FRIDAY, APRIL 5 (Following the 8:00 PM performance) Our bar is staying open late! Join us after the show for drinks and mingling with the cast and crew of Pride and Prejudice.