Theatre Fairfield to Present Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, April 6-10

Theatre Fairfield to Present Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, April 6-10

Theatre Fairfield students rehearsing in the Wien Experimental Black Box Theatre space in the Quick Center for the Arts.

Theatre Fairfield students rehearsing in the Wien Experimental Black Box Theatre space. (l-r): Tracy Ferguson '22 playing Lizzie Bennet, Nora Jacobi '25 playing Lydia Bennet, and Lillie Kortrey '23 playing Jane Bennet.

The Quick's resident theatre company will perform a Pride and Prejudice that’s bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely.

Theatre Fairfield, Fairfield University’s resident production company, will finish off its 2021-22 season with Pride and Prejudice by Kate Hamill, adapted from the novel by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice will be performed Wednesday, April 6 through Saturday, April 9 at 7:30 p.m., with 2 p.m. matinees on Saturday, April 9 and Sunday, April 10.

Performances will be held in-person in the Wien Black Box at the Quick Center for the Arts on the Fairfield University campus, as well as via livestream. 

Martha S. LoMonaco, PhD, professor of theatre in the College of Arts and Sciences and the resident director of Theatre Fairfield, said “Kate Hamill is quite literally kicking Jane Austen into the 21st American century, all the while honoring the pioneering spirit of Austen’s beloved novel.”

“It's funny, frolicsome, and delightfully feminist,” Dr. LoMonaco continued. “We want to celebrate the indomitable spirit of life, romance, and joy in our production, which is centered around dance — both formal dances and the way each character dances through life in their own unique way.

“There’s a lot to relate to in these characters,” said Carlin Fournier ’22, who plays Mr. Darcy in the piece. “They always carry themselves in a certain way to seem normal in society. It seems like we in the 21st century do the same thing, making sure that we act ‘normal’ in front of the people we want to impress rather than just being ourselves.”

For more information on the Pride and Prejudice production and for Theatre Fairfield’s dramaturgical work, visit theatre-fairfield.org. 

The Pride and Prejudice cast features Angelo Corsini ’25, Tracy Ferguson ’22, Carlin Fournier ’22, Margaret Fishman ’25, Nora Jacobi ’25, Lillie Kortrey ’23, Chase O’Brien ’22, Dima Petramale ’25, and Emily Sheridan ’24. The production’s artistic team includes producer Prof. Lynne Porter, costume designer Julie Leavitt, vocal and dialect coach Jennifer Foster, movement choreographer Brad Roth, set designer Karl Ruling, lighting designer Porsche McGovern, technical director Anne Kendall, stage manager Mikaela Pratt ’24, and assistant stage managers Ava Divincenzo ’25 and Alyssa Suarez ’25.

Both In-Person and Virtual Tickets are now on sale at the Quick Center Box Office: $10 general admission, $5 for all students. Call the Box Office at (203) 254-4010 or buy tickets online at quickcenter.com

If attending in-person event, please visit the University website before arriving on campus, for the latest Covid-19 guidance: fairfield.edu/healthycampus

Theatre Fairfield Presents: Pride & Prejudice

Additional Details:

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE:
Wednesday, April 6, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, April 7, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Friday, April 8, 2022 | 7:30 p.m.
Saturday, April 9, 2022 | 2 p.m. & 7:30 p.m.
Sunday, April 10, 2022 | 2 p.m.

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Last modified: 04-01-22 12:23 PM

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