It’s two years after the end of the novel. The Bennet family is spending Christmas at Pemberley. Mary Bennet is the bookish, unmarried middle sister. An unexpected guest joins the festivities. This romantic comedy, rooted in the complications and joys of being part of a spirited family, will delight Austen enthusiasts and newcomers alike. Contains adult themes and language.
Buffalo Theatre Ensemble (BTE), the professional Equity theater company in residence at the McAninch Arts Center (MAC) opens their 2023-2024 season with Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by BTE Associate Artistic Director Amelia Barrett.
There will be a preview 8 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 16. Press opening is 8 p.m., Friday, Nov. 17. Performances continue through Dec. 17. Performances are 8 p.m. Thursday-Saturday and 3 p.m. Sunday (No performance Thanksgiving Nov. 23. Two performances Saturday Nov. 25 at 3 & 8 p.m.) There will be an ASL performance Dec. 7.
Related Events: Pre-show discussion with director and designers Thursday, Nov. 16; Post-show discussion with director, actors and crew Friday, Nov. 24.
Tickets are $44. For tickets or more information visit AtTheMAC.org or call 630-942-4000. The Box Office is open noon-6 p.m. Tuesday-Saturday and two hours prior to performance.
by Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon