Heartwood Theater is back on stage this summer, with live performances of Kate Hamill’s adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel “Pride and Prejudice,” running July 30 through Aug. 7. Loaded with traditional comedy and Austen’s high romance, this piece is highly accessible to a wide audience, while remaining true to Austen’s original intent.
One of the most produced plays in the country over the past three years, this piece affords audiences who love the original version a chance to reconnect – and invites those with no prior connection to the novel, into a delightful evening of laughter, plot twists, physical comedy and giddy romance.
“We are thrilled to be engaged, once more, in the pursuit of challenging theater work,” notes Director, Griff Braley, “most of the cast has waited two years to build this production, together. Rehearsals have been energized and great fun, as we dig into Hamill's truly fascinating script.”
Seven performances are scheduled in the Poe Theater at Lincoln Academy, 81 Academy Hill Road in Newcastle. Dates and times: 7:30 p.m. on July 30, 31 and Aug. 1, 4 – 7. Tickets are selling quickly, sellouts are expected, and reservations are a must. Reserve by emailing email@example.com or phoning 563-1373. Student tickets are a nominal $5, sponsored by Peapod Jewelry; all adult tickets are $30.