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Announcing our 2020-2021 Season!


Pride and Prejudice based on the novel by Jane Austen

Isabella Nygren as Lizzy announces Pride and Prejudice is postponed.

Theatre UAF presents Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill based on the novel by Jane Austen, directed by Rebecca George.

March 26th - April 4

Viewable ONDEMAND via ShowTix4u.com a link and password will be sent in a separate email to the email address provided upon purchase between 7am and 10pm Alaska time starting March 25th. Links purchased before March 25th will recieve their link(s) 24 hours before the show opens. Links are good until April 6th at 11:59pm. 

These links are created by hand for each ticket purchased and are created in the order the tickets are purchased in. 

If you have any questiosn about your purchase please contact: acasterl@alaska.edu

TICKETS: (if purchased ahead of time online)
$10 per viewing link

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RATING:
This play is rated PG


CAST:

Elizabeth “Lizzy” Bennet -  Isabelle Nygren
Fitzwilliam Darcy -Luke Williams
Jane Bennet - Riley von Borstel
Mary Bennet - Jared Olin
Lydia Bennet - Jessica Reed
Mr. Bennet - Michael Shaeffer
Mrs. Bennet - Paloma Polanco
Charles Bingley - Jared Olin
Caroline Bingley - Flyn Ludington
Charlotte Lucas - Kellie Bernstein
Mr. Collins - Steven Anderson
George Wickham - Charles Wolgemuth
Lady Catherine DeBourgh - Siri Tuttle
Anne DeBourgh - Paloma Polanco

PRODUCTION TEAM :
Director - Rebecca George
Set/Lighting Design - Kade Mendelowitz
Costume Design - Amanda Casterline
Sound Design - Cody Peters & Flyn Ludington
Dialect Coach & Production/ Casting Associate - Carrie Baker
Stage Manager - Mahala Gale

THE STORY:

It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife.

Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen

“This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?”

Dramatists Play Service

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THE DIRECTOR:

Rebecca George recently directed Macbeth for Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre. Other directing credits include Opera Fairbanks’ Trouble in Tahiti, Rumpelstiltskin, Pizza Con Funghi and Verdi and the Bard, Theatre UAF’s Cat on a Hot Tin Roof, The Winter Bear Project, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre’s Misalliance, and Hyperion Theatre Company’s Manahattanpotamia, NEM and The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged) at Gotham Comedy Club, NYC. Rebecca has performed with Perseverance Theatre, Fairbanks Shakespeare Theatre, Hyperion Theatre Company, Kentucky Shakespeare Festival, Vermont Stage Company, and The Clarence Brown Theatre. Rebecca has an MFA in performance from the University of Tennessee and is a member of Actors’ Equity Association.

THE DESIGNERS & ACTORS:

The cast and crew is a talented mix of students, faculty, alumni, and community members. Leading the cast as Lizzy Bennet is Isabella Nygren. The ever present Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy is played by Luke Williams. The rest of the Bennet Family is Paloma Polanco as Mrs. Bennet and Michael Shaeffer as Mr. Bennet. Lizzy’s sisters are Riley von Borstel as Jane, Jessica Reed as Lydia, and Jared Olin as both Mary Bennet and ever-loving Mr. Charles Bingley. Jared Olin states,“It has been a joy to get my introduction to Jane Austen’s work, even if it isn’t her original text. In an early table work rehearsal, I was asked why I might think that Pride and Prejudice (and Jane Austen) is so well loved. My response was that it shows different sides of love by containing relationships of very different stages in the story. Lizzy and Darcy are sparking a fresh romance while Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are at a later point in life, but also within their relationship. There are examples of unrequited love, taboo love, spontaneous love and many more. I think that allows this play to stand the test of time. If you have ever loved or have aspired to be loved by someone, then there’s a high chance that you will find this story to be a relatable one.” Playing Bingley’s sister is Flyn Ludington as Caroline Bingley. The calm and practical Charlotte Lucas is played by Theatre UAF Alum Kellie Berntein. Film and Performing Arts majors Paloma Polanco (Anne DeBourgh) and Charles Wolgemuth (Mr. George Wickham) both recently seen in She Kills Monsters: Virtual Realms. Steven Anderson (Mr. Collins) makes his main stage debut. UAF Linguistics Professor Siri Tuttle rounds out the cast as the mighty Lady Catherine DeBourgh of Rosings Park.

The design team consists of Film and Performing Arts major Flyn Ludinton & Cody Peters as the Sound Designers. Peters says,"The process of designing the sound for the show continues to be fun, exciting, and fulfilling as I discover new ways to use sound to draw in the audience deeper into the world of Pride and Prejudice along with enhancing the wonderful talents of the actors and all the people behind the scenes who help to make an amazing show." Theatre UAF Alum and Staff member Amanda Casterline is designing the costumes and Professor Kade Mendelowitz is designing the set and lights.

PERFORMANCES DETAILS:

  • This play is rated PG.
  • The show runs for 2 hours and 15 minutes.
  • Viewable ONDEMAND via ShowTix4u.com a link and password will be sent in a separate email to the email address provided upon purchase between 7am and 10pm Alaska time starting March 25th. These links are created by hand for each ticket purchased and are created in the order the tickets are purchased in. Links purchased before March 25th will recieve their link(s) 24 hours before the show opens. Links are good until April 7th at 11:59pm. 

  • Please note: tickets held at “will call”, even if paid for, will be released for resale 10 minutes prior to curtain/showtime.
  • Unclaimed seats (if you have your tickets, but aren’t at the theatre) 5 minutes prior to curtain may also be resold. Please arrive at least 15 minutes prior to performances so that we may start on time.