Guthrie Pride and Prejudice, with Vincent Kartheiser and Ashley Rose Montondo, Begins July 6
By Andrew Gans
The Guthrie Theater's production of Pride and Prejudice, adapted for the stage by Simon Reade based on the novel by Jane Austen, begins previews July 6 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage.
Directed by artistic director Joe Dowling, opening night is scheduled for July 12; performances will continue through Aug. 31.
The cast is led by Vincent Kartheiser (“Mad Men”) as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy, who is joined by Ashley Rose Montondo as Elizabeth Bennet, Ivy Beech as Miss Kitty Bennet/Miss Annabel de Bourgh, J.C. Cutler as Sir William Lucas/Mr. Reynolds, Laura Esping as Miss Charlotte Lucas, Hugh Kennedy as Mr. Charles Bingley, Aeysha Kinnunen as Miss Lydia Bennet, Juan Rivera Lebron as Mr. George Wickham, Kris L. Nelson as Mr. William Collins, Thallis Santesteban as Miss Mary Bennet/Miss Georgiana Darcy, Anna Sundberg as Miss Caroline Bingley, Peter Thomson as Mr. Bennet, Suzanne Warmanen as Mrs. Bennet, Christine Weber as Miss Jane Bennet and Sally Wingert as Lady Catherine de Bourgh/Mrs. Gardiner.
"Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners—one of the most beloved novels of all time—tells the story of the five Bennet daughters who are in need of suitable husbands," according to the Guthrie. "The arrival of the wealthy Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy stirs romantic thoughts among the sisters and the matrimonial matchmaking begins. Tensions mount between the young, spitfire Elizabeth Bennet and the arrogant Mr. Darcy, though he cannot escape a growing attraction to her rebellious behavior. A tangle of mistaken impressions and unexpected revelations keeps Austen’s famous young couple apart until a major social error ironically allows Darcy to swallow his pride and Elizabeth to rethink her prejudice."
The artistic team includes Alexander Dodge (set designer), Mathew J. LeFebvre (costume designer), Philip S. Rosenberg (lighting designer), Scott W. Edwards (sound designer), Carla Steen (dramaturg), Lucinda Holshue (voice and dialect coach), Joe Chvala (movement), Jason Clusman (stage manager), Meaghan Rosenberger (assistant stage manager) and Adrian Balbontin (assistant director).
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