By Jane Austen
Original adaptation by James Maxwell, revised by Alan Stanford
Directed by Gavin Cameron-Webb
B. Iden Payne Theatre
November 13, 14, 15, 18, 19, 20 at 8:00 p.m.
November 15, 22 at 2:00 p.m.
James Maxwell's Pride and Prejudice is a dramatization of Jane Austen's novel at the same name, published in 1813. The highly plot-driven comedy of manners set in 1811 centers on the Bennet family, a comfortable, but not excessively wealthy family living in the countryside of England. As the Bennets have five daughters and no sons, Mrs. Bennet's main objective in life is to find (wealthy) husbands for her daughters and retain Longbourn, the family estate, in the Bennet name. When Jane, the eldest daughter, falls in love with a wealthy landowner named Charles Bingle, Mrs. Bennet believes her problems solved. Bingly's snobbish family and his close friend and acquaintance Fitzwilliam Darcy, however, have other ideas.