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Monday, 15 July 2013 21:16

A First Look at the Guthrie's PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

Christine Weber (Jane Bennet), Juan Rivera Lebron, Aeysha Kinnunen (Lydia Bennet) and Emanuel Ardeleanu in the Guthrie Theater's production of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen Christine Weber (Jane Bennet), Juan Rivera Lebron, Aeysha Kinnunen (Lydia Bennet) and Emanuel Ardeleanu in the Guthrie Theater's production of Pride and Prejudice, by Jane Austen Photo: Michael Brosilow

The Guthrie Theatre


FIRST LOOK AT THE GUTHRIE THEATER’S

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE

JANE AUSTEN’S WITTY COMEDY OF MANNERS FEATURING

ASHLEY ROSE MONTONDO

AND

VINCENT KARTHEISER

IN THE ICONIC ROLES OF
ELIZABETH BENNET AND MR. DARCY
OPENED ON FRIDAY NIGHT

Playing through Saturday, August 31
on the Wurtele Thrust Stage at the Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

(Minneapolis/St. Paul) Friday night saw the opening of the Guthrie Theater’s romantic summer comedy Pride and Prejudice helmed by Guthrie director Joe Dowling. The production is the Simon Reade adaptation of the classic Jane Austen novel and features Ashley Rose Montondo (Guthrie: Charley’s Aunt, University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program) as Miss Elizabeth Bennet along with Vincent Kartheiser (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, Henry V, Henry IV; Regional theater: Death of the Novel; Film: Untamed Heart, In Time; Television: “Mad Men”) as Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy.

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Pride and Prejudice also features Ivy Beech (Macbeth, Shakespeare’s Globe; University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program) as Miss Kitty Bennet/Miss Annabel de Bourgh, J.C. Cutler (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, The Birds) as Sir William Lucas/Mr. Reynolds, Laura Esping (Guthrie: Tales from Hollywood, Much Ado About Nothing) as Miss Charlotte Lucas, Hugh Kennedy (Guthrie: The Primrose Path, A Christmas Carol) as Mr. Charles Bingley, Aeysha Kinnunen (The Demon Barber of Fleet Street, Minnesota Centennial Showboat; University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program) as Miss Lydia Bennet, Juan Rivera Lebron (Guthrie: The Winter’s Tale, Merrily We Roll Along) as Mr. George Wickham, Kris L. Nelson (Guthrie: Tales from Hollywood, Arsenic and Old Lace) as Mr. William Collins, Thallis Santesteban (Guthrie: Charley’s Aunt; University of Minnesota/Guthrie BFA Actor Training Program) as Miss Mary Bennet/Miss Georgiana Darcy, Anna Sundberg (Guthrie: Tales from Hollywood) as Miss Caroline Bingley, Peter Thomson (Guthrie: Roman Holiday, Charley’s Aunt) as Mr. Bennet, Suzanne Warmanen (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, The Winter’s Tale) as Mrs. Bennet, Christine Weber (Guthrie: A Christmas Carol, The Winter’s Tale) as Miss Jane Bennet and Sally Wingert (Broadway/West End, London: La Bête; Guthrie: The Primrose Path, Other Desert Cities) as Lady Catherine de Bourgh/Mrs. Gardiner.

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).

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. 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.

Pride and Prejudice began preview performances on July 6, opened July 12 and continues through August 31, 2013, on the Wurtele Thrust Stage at the Guthrie Theater. Single tickets start at $35 and are now on sale through the Guthrie Box Office at 612.377.2224, toll-free 877.44.STAGE, 612.225.6244 (Group Sales) and online at www.guthrietheater.org.

The GUTHRIE THEATER (Joe Dowling, Director)was founded by Sir Tyrone Guthrie in 1963 and is an American center for theater performance, production, education and professional training. The Tony Award-winning Guthrie Theater is dedicated to producing the great works of dramatic literature, developing the work of contemporary playwrights and cultivating the next generation of theater artists. With annual attendance of nearly 500,000 people, the Guthrie Theater presents a mix of classic plays and contemporary work on its three stages. Under the artistic leadership of Joe Dowling since 1995, the Guthrie continues to set a national standard for excellence in theatrical production and performance. In 2006, the Guthrie opened its new home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis. Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Jean Nouvel, the Guthrie Theater houses three state-of-the-art stages, production facilities, classrooms and dramatic public lobbies. www.guthrietheater.org

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