4th Wall Continues Season Of Houston Premieres With Kate Hamill's PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Longtime home for cutting-edge live performances, 4th Wall Theatre Company is thrilled to follow the success of September's "Jesus Hopped the 'A' Train" with another Houston premiere, "Pride and Prejudice." Kate Hamill's new adaptation of the novel by Jane Austen reframes the classic inside a modern lens, creating a playful comedy that feels as timely today as it did in Regency-era England. Hamill's lively work ran Off-Broadway last year to critical acclaim and is now receiving its Houston debut, just in time for the holiday season.
"We were so happy to see audiences respond the way they did to our first show of the season. It nearly broke box office records for attendance, and we're now excited to challenge our supporters with something entirely different," says Kim Tobin-Lehl, director of "Pride and Prejudice" and Co-Artistic Director of 4th Wall. "This play accomplishes what only the best ones can, bringing you close to tears with laughter and still asking you to examine why you're laughing. Those are the types of stories we love to tell here at 4th Wall."
Kate Hamill is one of the country's most produced playwrights and formerly penned a smash adaption of "Sense and Sensibility" for Bedlam Theatre in NYC. Her "Pride and Prejudice" maintains much of the same rollicking energy, but with the voice of an author writing in the #metoo era. In the words of the Berkshire Edge, "...beneath 'Pride and Prejudice's' laughs, there's a core, more delicate sensibility - a wry, keen awareness that regards, with squinted eye, people warts and all. This 'Pride and Prejudice' is blissful mirth - a special potion of affectionate, bemused cynicism and realistic optimism about human nature..."
"The bottom line is, you're going to have fun at this show," claims Tim Richey, 4th Wall's new Managing Director, "and that intersection where a great night out at the theatre meets with work that pushes our audience a bit, that's where we want to live." Richey adds, "It's a perfect piece for you and almost your whole family this holiday season."
4th Wall's production features a cast and crew full of Houston favorites, including actors Justin Doran, Philip Hayes, Philip Lehl, Leslie Lenert, Rachael Logue, Courtney Lomelo, Jeff McMorrough, and Amy Mire, alongside director Kim Tobin-Lehl, scenic designer Ryan McGettigan, lighting designer Christina Gianneli, sound designer Michael Mullins, costume designer Paige Wilson, properties designer Tina Montgomery, and choreographer Krissy Richmond.
4th Wall Theatre Company's production of "Pride and Prejudice" is generously sponsored by The Liberty Group. It will run November 29 - December 22, 2018, at Studio 101, Spring Street Studios, 1824 Spring Street, Houston, TX 77007. Shows run at 7:30pm on Thursdays through Saturdays and at 3:00pm on Sundays. Tickets run from $17 to $53, with a Pay-What-You-Can performance Monday, December 17. There will be cast talkbacks following the Sunday matinees on December 9 and December 16. The play contains some adult language and themes.
Tickets are available on 4th Wall's website, www.4thwalltheatreco.com.