Primary Stages has announced a three-week extension for Pride and Prejudice, a stage adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel, written by and featuring Kate Hamill and directed by Amanda Dehnert, in a co-production with Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival. Performances begin tonight at the Cherry Lane Theatre and will now run through January 6, 2018, beyond its originally scheduled December 16 end date. The show's official press opening will be November 19.
Pride and Prejudice will feature the cast from the world premiere-production at HVSF, including Mark Bedard (The Knick) as Wickham, Miss Bingley, and Mr. Collins; Kimberly Chatterjee (The Christians) as Lydia and Lady Catherine; Kate Hamill (Vanity Fair) as Lizzy; Jason O'Connell (Sense & Sensibility) as Mr. Darcy; Amelia Pedlow (The Liar) as Jane and Miss De Bourgh; Chris Thorn (The Big Broadcast on East 53rd) as Charlotte Lucas and Mr. Bennet; John Tufts (Fashions for Men) as Bingley and Mary; and Nance Williamson (Romeo and Juliet) as Mrs. Bennet.
The story is described as follows: "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?! 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."
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