Theatre Department to present Jane Austen classic, "Pride and Prejudice"
January 30, 2012 -
The Shorter University Theatre Department will perform “Pride and Prejudice” Feb.16-19 and 23-26 in the university’s Callaway Theatre. Shows begin at 7:30 p.m. with the exception of 2 p.m. Sunday matinees.
Based off a new Joe Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan adaptation of Pride and Prejudice, the play is a period romance that will have the audiences’ heart racing. Published during the Regency period of England in 1813, Jane Austen’s tale is awash with the intrigues of love, passion and the perils of courtship.
The five Bennet sisters have been raised to have one purpose in life: to find a husband. After a wealthy bachelor takes up residence in a nearby estate, the girls prepare for parties and dancing, while Mrs. Bennet dreams of suitors for her daughters. When the passionate and witty Elizabeth Bennet meets the new neighbor’s best friend, the taciturn Mr. Darcy, misunderstandings and miscommunications flourish and the sparks fly.
Directed by Ben Reigel, assistant professor of theatre, the production will feature a 24-member cast. Cast members include Samuel David Gresham of Flowery Branch; Kathleen Hoyt of Forsyth; Kristina Kennedy of Missouri City, Texas; Katie Beth Stubbs and Fort Valley; Laura Renfro of Kemp, Texas; Annelise Kitching of Statesboro; Kaitlin Kennedy of Missouri City, Texas; Levi Penley of Social Circle; Maggie Salley of Augusta; Chris Vizurraga of Watkinsville; Sophia Decker of Conyers; Jamel Booth of Rome; Koby Parker of Marietta; Allie Glonek of Dallas; Siobhan Gale of Dallas; Troy Stephens of Kingsland; Wendy Harrell of Griffin; Kate Johnson of Canton; Jonathan Chisholm of Rome; Cara Lee of McDonough; Emily Robinson of Woodstock; Troy Stephens of Kingsland; Justin Bates of Canton; and Jake Shadrix of Carrollton.
Tickets are $15 general admission and $10 for senior adults and students. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Shorter University Box Office at (706) 233-7288.
Founded in 1873, Shorter University is a Christian university committed to excellence in education. The Princeton Review annually includes Shorter on its lists of best value and best Southeastern colleges. The university offers traditional bachelor’s degrees in 48 major areas as well as undergraduate degree programs for working adults, the Master of Business Administration, the Master of Education and the Master of Arts in Leadership. General education and calculus courses are offered in an online format, and Shorter recently launched online programs that lead toward the Associate of Science, the Bachelor of Business Administration, and the Master of Accountancy degrees. For more information, visit www.shorter.edu.