P&P Productions in Edmonton and Louisville


We’ve blogged about these before, so as reminder and follow-up, there are two productions of Pride and Prejudice being staged right now: one in Edmonton and the other in Louisville, Kentucky.

The Edmonton production at the Citadel Theatre is a new adaptation that gets a very good review from the Edmonton Journal.

It’s the spirit that dunks us, without dreary exposition, smack into the whirling marriage marketplace that’s the English countryside of the 1790s — and, particularly, into the volatile five-daughter household where matchmaking is not just Mrs. Bennet’s hobby but her vocation, her obsession, her maternal raison d’etre. Whirling? The show literally revolves before anyone says a word in Bob Baker’s production, designed and dressed in glorious and lavish period detail by Leslie Frankish and lit, like gorgeous varnished oil paintings, by Bretta Gerecke.

The Times Colonist has an article about the young actress playing Elizabeth. The play runs through October 12.

Jon Jory is directing his own (much-produced of late) adaptation of P&P at Actors Theatre of Louisville, which opens September 30 and runs through November 2. The Courier-Journal has a short article about the production.