Both Jane Austen's romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice and Joan Holden's Nickel and Dimed have added extra performances. Originally scheduled to run through Aug. 30, Pride and Prejudice will play the Guthrie's mainstage through Sept. 6. Nickel and Dimed, running at the Guthrie Lab, will play that space through Sept. 14. Pride and Prejudice kicked off the Guthrie's 40th anniversary season and features direction by Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling. Set in late 18th-century England, Pride and Prejudice concerns Mr. and Mrs. Bennet, who try to find wealthy husbands for their five beautiful, yet dowerless, daughters. This stage adaptation of the Austen novel was first presented last season at Ireland's Gate Theatre where it became the most popular production in the theatre's history.
Nickel and Dimed is based on Barbara Ehrenreich's book "Nickel and Dimed: On (Not) Getting By in America." Directed by Bill Rauch, the play is described as a "penetrating, funny and often harrowing account of what it is really like to live in low-wage America."
Tickets for both shows are available by calling the Guthrie box office at (612) 377-2224. The Guthrie Theater is located at 725 Vineland Place in Minneapolis, MN. Go to www.guthrietheater.org for more information.