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Pride and Prejudice at the University of Mary Washington
April 16 @ 2:00 pm$5 – $25
UMW Theatre will close its 2022-2023 season with Pride and Prejudice, by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen. Pride and Prejudice tells the story of the Bennet family as they eagerly seek suitable matches for their four eligible daughters. Elegant balls are hosted, and young ladies vie for the attention of prospective suitors, all except for Elizabeth Bennet, a free-spirited young woman who spurns the idea of games and marriage. As the pressure to marry grows stronger, Lizzy must battle societal expectations in search of her own independence. That is, until the mysterious and proud Mr. Darcy comes to town. He is the embodiment of everything that Lizzy despises, yet they are inexplicably drawn to one another. This comedy gives an ironic twist to gender expectations in society, finding humor in the rules and adversity that men and women face. Performances will be April 6-8 & 12-15 at 7:30 p.m., and April 16 at 2:00 p.m. in Klein Theatre, duPont Hall.