Jory Will Direct His Pride and Prejudice at Actors Theatre, With Marble and Tavares

News   Jory Will Direct His Pride and Prejudice at Actors Theatre, With Marble and Tavares
Actors Theatre of Louisville's former artistic director, Jon Jory, returns to the Tony Award-winning company to stage his own adaptation, Pride and Prejudice, from the novel by Jane Austen, playing Sept. 30-Nov. 2.

Performances play ATL's 637-seat Pamela Brown Auditorium. Opening is Oct. 2. Anthony Marble and Alexandra Tavares play lovers Mr. Darcy and Elizabeth Bennet in the famous 1813 British romance about five sisters and their potential husbands.

According to ATL notes, "'Pride and Prejudice' is arguably the most beloved of Austen's novels. The dreamy and seemingly arrogant Mr. Darcy and the intelligent and independent Elizabeth Bennet begin the process of falling in love and, despite several misunderstandings, find happiness together in the end. Jory's adaptation has proved very popular with audiences around the country. Critics have praised the play's wit and theatricality."

The cast includes V C Heidenreich as Mr. Bennet; Lada Vishtak as Lydia Bennet/Georgiana; Alexandra Tavares as Elizabeth Bennet; Katharine McLeod as Mary Bennet/Charlotte Lucas; Emily Cedergreen as Jane Bennet; Allison May as Kitty Bennet; Peggity Price as Mrs. Bennet; Thomas Matthew Kelley as Mr. Bingley/Fitzwilliam; Anthony Marble as Mr. Darcy; Joel Van Liew as Mr. Lucas/Gardiner/Collins; Julie Evan Smith as Miss Bingley/Mrs. Gardiner; Drew Cortese as Lt. Wickham; Pat Nesbit as Lady Catherine de Bourgh/Housekeeper and Michael Dalto as Dancer/Officer/Manservant.

The creative team includes scenic designer Paul Owen, costume designer Marcia Dixcy Jory, lighting designer Brian J. Lilienthal, sound designer Matt Callahan and properties designer Mark Walston.

Tickets are $35-$60. Tickets can be purchased by calling the Actors Theatre box office at (502) 584-1205 or online at ATL is located at 316 Main Street in downtown Louisville, KY. Discount rates for groups of ten or more are available by calling (502) 585-1210.

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