Photo Flash: First Look at MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY at Ensemble Theatre Company
Ensemble Theatre Company (ETC) presents their new holiday show, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, a creation by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon. Directed by Andrew Barnicle, this regional-theater hit is a sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice", and reunites its characters to place the bookish middle sister, Mary Bennet, in the limelight. The production opened last night, November 30, and will run until December 17, 2017. BroadwayWorld has a first look at the cast in action below!
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley follows the "Pride and Prejudice" characters as they gather at Pemberley, the distinguished home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy in the early 19th century. Character Mary Bennet grows tired of her role as the innocent sister in the face of her siblings' whirlwind romances. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary's hopes for romance.
This comedy has charmed critics and audiences nationwide, and was a hit in its National New Play Network Rolling World Premiere in 2016.
The actors in Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley have an extensive background in television, film, theater & Broadway. The production's cast includes Erin Barnes (Jane), Paul Culos (Arthur), Donnla Hughes (Mary), Samantha Eggers (Anne), Caroline Innerbichler (Lydia), Matthew Koenig (Bingley), Christian Pedersen (Darcy) and Paige Lindsay White (Lizzie).
Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley's director, Andrew Barnicle, directed the ETC productions of Venus in Fur, Fallen Angels and Chapter Two, and served as artistic director of the Laguna Playhouse from 1991 through 2010. In that time, he produced over 100 Playhouse shows and directed over 40 of them. His recent directing projects at Laguna include Lissa Levin's "Sex and Education" starring Julia Duffy, Willy Russell's "Shirley Valentine," Noel Coward's "Private Lives," and Ron Hutchinson's "Moonlight and Magnolias".
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Photo Credit: David Bazemore
Donnla HughesÂ (Mary) andÂ Paul CulosÂ (Arthur)