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?
“Hamill…has a gift for condensing three-volume novels into galloping two-act plays. Her screwball PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…is as frolicsome as her earlier efforts. It hasn’t met a rib it can’t tickle.” —The New York Times.
“The ever-ingenious Hamill has given us something completely and delightfully different, a smallish-cast period-dress PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…adapted with fizzy, festive freedom, Hamill’s [PRIDE AND PREJUDICE] is full of Bringing Up Baby-style slapstick and the kind of barely controlled chaos that you’d expect to see in a five-door Feydeau farce…” —Wall Street Journal.
“…a laugh-out-loud adaptation… Hamill…give[s] Austen’s novel a deliciously antic sensibility…This PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has comedy at its heart, but regarding the treatment of women, it shows us enough unsettling similarities between the 18th century and now to make us pause thoughtfully between laughs.” —TheaterMania.com.
“Hamill’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has fun and charm to spare…[it] is full of high spirits and genuine mirth…Hamill excels…as a condenser of the story and a conveyer of fun. She cleverly squeezes Austen’s wide-ranging drawing-room comedy into the bodies of eight actors, almost all doubling to delightful and even moving effect.” —New York Magazine.
One night only, Sunday Dec 16th at 7PM. Please prepare to read multiple characters from the script, and (most importantly) have FUN with it... this is not a self-serious adaptation, but is a fresh reimagined version that will require 8 actors willing to make the story breathe with new energy. Doubling/tripling roles, with several actors playing both genders. This is going to be a hoot!!
Payment: The Director is forgoing a paycheck for this production to offer a $100 stipend to each actor, to be paid on opening night. Thank you.
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We are beyond grateful this year, and so glad to be together with our family- and extended families that we see on the weekends. This is a little different message though... We could use your support. Our first 4 years in business, we have relied almost entirely on ticket and concessions sales to keep our doors open, and prices consistent. Making theater could be cheap, but we have made the choice to produce really good shows in a really good location, which honestly makes the expenses add up fast.
We are hoping to keep Giving Tree focused on our mission: GREAT STORIES, BIG HEART. We don't have large corporate sponsorships, or rent-free space, and we are looking to people like you to be our champions. To keep our doors open, our lights on, and our focus on giving back to the community.
Since learning about Giving Tree Theater, many of you have asked us how you can help us make your cozy little Uptown theater a longterm success that will be around for a long time. We've been hesitant and measured about asking for help, but this is one way you can help us out.
We have new "high tech" fancy gift cards coming in soon, and would love to be thought of as one of the best gifts you can give your loved ones. We also have a limited remaining number of CSA (Community Supported Arts) Memberships that make a fantastic easy-to-use gift. Sign up online, and then you, or your loved one will simply see shows whenever they would like. It really is that simple!
We hope you'll give our gift cards, see our shows, and donate if you can - consider helping us so that we can continue to make some of the best theater in the region, in the most unique theater in the region, with the goofiest business model of just about any theater anywhere. Thank you.
We are (and have been since we opened, but didn't say much about it) a "Sponsored Project" of the national arts organization Fractured Atlas. They reviewed our mission and project plan, and then their board approved us to be a worthy project for their sponsorship program. This means donations made to Fractured Atlas in Giving Tree's name can be fully tax deductible.