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Writers Workshop & Showcase
Rec Center Auditorium
Workshop
January 2024

Writers Workshop & Showcase

Writers Workshop & Showcase

Writers Workshop & Showcase

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Auditorium
  • Dates
    January 30 & 31 Workshop & February 1 Showcase at 7pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 120 Minutes
  • Tickets
    Free event

Learn the craft of writing for the stage and come see a showcase of local authors

Have you always wanted to write a stageplay, to have it performed in front of an audience? Well, for a group of aspiring writers they got there chance on January 30 – February 1. There were two days of workshops with published author Derek Olson, whose scripts have been performed in Belle Fourche, Lead and as far away as England. The workshops focused on storytelling for the stage, basic mechanics of stage plays, correct formatting, and more. Authors got specific critiques on their scripts.

On February 1 there was a public showcase of their scripts. BFACT actors read cuttings from each show to a public audience. This free event was a huge success and hopefully the start of many more workshops to come.

Attendees of the Writers Workshop and Showcase
Participants of the Writers Workshop and Showcase
Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts
Community Hall
Season Show
March 15 & 16

Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts

Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts

Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts

“My Date With the Hitwoman” and “Those Tasty Tulips” by Derek Olson & “Nobody Sleeps” by Guernsey LePelley

  • Venue
    BF Community Hall
  • Dates
    March 15 & 16 at 7pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 100 Minutes (Incl 2 10 min intermissions)
  • Tickts
    $15 Adults | $10 Senior/Veterans | $5 Children
  • Auditions
    Feb 6 & 7 at 6:30pm at BF Rec Center

Kick off 2024 right!

One of our favorite things to do at Belle Fourche Area Community Theater are nights of original one-acts and we are kicking off our 2024 season with just that. You won’t want to miss Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts where we present three one-acts from local authors, Derek Olson and Nathan Schreier. Come laugh with us while we present plays about hitwomen coming to dinner, a burglar who is bad at his job, and even a New-York raccoon with a penchant for tulips.

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The Shows

Those Tasty Tulips

Those Tasty Tulips tells the story of a raccoon that only Lucy can hear and for some reason seems to be from New York, even though they are nowhere near there. The Raccoon is helping himself to Lucy’s prized tulips and getting on her last nerve which attracts the attention of the nosy neighbor, Alice. Those Tasty Tulips was first produced at the Black Hills Community Theater in Rapid City, South Dakota on August 26, 2023. The show was directed by Trevor Ryan as part of a 24 Hour Play Challenge.

My Date With the Hitwoman

Guy has a weekly dinner with his parents, brother, and sister-in-law. This week however he has been detained because he saw something he shouldn’t have. Even when he thinks he made it to the safety of his parent’s house he is followed by Serene, a hitwoman, who he saw murder a man. As she decides what to do with him, Guy’s family interrupts and not wanting a bloodbath, Serena plays along as Guy’s date. What follows is one of the worst dinner dates ever, and not because Guy is with a contract killer, but because of his own family.

Nobody Sleeps

Winner of numerous play competitions, this is a bright and breezy farce about a very calm family of very odd habits. Sixteen year old Daisy comes across Spike, a burglar, rifling through the contents of a desk. “You’ll never find anything in that desk. We never can.” Daisy would just as soon have Spike take her sister’s money. She’s saving for a guitar and the whole family dreads the results. Then Ada suggests that Mother ought to meet Spike as she’s writing a mystery and wants to get to know a good burglar. But Mother is full of criticisms: “Why aren’t you wearing gloves? What would you give for an alibi? Where did you park your car?” A lively, extremely funny concoction.

What do I look like, some kind of smart person, you know someone who thinks good… scientist, yeah that’s it. Do I look like some kind of raccoon scientist to you?

Raccoon from “Those Tasty Tulips”

Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts Cast

  • Nobody Sleeps
  • Spike
    Tyler Schone
  • Mrs. Busby
    Sheila West
  • Daisy
    Rachel Munce
  • Ada
    Sentel Schreier
  • Glory
    Katharina Steeves
  • Those Tasty Tulips
  • Raccoon
    Wesley Barnhouse
  • Lucy
    Kelsey Gronlund
  • Alice
    Jen Zoller
  • My Date With the Hitwoman
  • Guy
    Alexander Steeves
  • Serena
    Heather Pittman
  • Junior
    Gideon Gilger
  • Catherine
    Kelsey Gronlund
  • Mom
    Angela Hastings
  • Dad
    Michael Meemken

Break a Leg: A Night of One-Acts Creative

  • Nobody Sleeps Director
    Stephanie Bussiere
  • Those Tasty Tulips Director
    Nathan Schreier
  • My Date With the Hitwoman Director
    Sharon Thompson
  • Producer
    Derek Olson
  • Photography
    Hunter Anderson
  • Logos Designed by
    Anna Robins

Nobody Sleeps Credits

Nobody Sleeps is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express
Rec Center Auditorium
Season Show
June 28 - 30

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express

Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Auditorium
  • Dates
    June 28 & 29 at 7pm and June 30 at 3pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 120 Minutes (Incl 10 Min intermission)
  • Tickets
    Coming Soon
  • Auditions
    TBD

Come solve this classic mystery

Just after midnight, a snowdrift stops the Orient Express in its tracks. The luxurious train is surprisingly full for the time of the year, but by the morning it is one passenger fewer. An American tycoon lies dead in his compartment, stabbed eight times, his door locked from the inside. Isolated and with a killer in their midst, the passengers rely on detective Hercule Poirot to identify the murderer – in case he or she decides to strike again.

More information on the show, auditions and ticket sales coming soon!

Good evening. The story you are about to witness is one of romance and tragedy, primal murder, and the urge for revenge. What better way to spend a pleasant evening together?

Hercule Poirot

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express premiered at the McCarter Theatre Center in Princeton, NJ on March 14, 2017. Directed by Emily Mann, the production featured Alan Corduner, Veanne Cox, Julie Halston and Max von Essen.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express Adapted for the stage by Ken Ludwig

Ken Ludwig has had six productions on Broadway and eight in London’s West End. His 34 plays and musicals are staged around the world and throughout the United States every night of the year.

His first play, Lend Me a Tenor, won two Tony Awards and was called “one of the classic comedies of the 20th century” by The Washington Post. Crazy For You is currently running on London’s West End. It was previously on Broadway for five years, on the West End for three, and won the Tony and Olivier Awards for Best Musical.

In addition, he has won the Edwin Forrest Award for Contributions to the American Theatre, two Laurence Olivier Awards, two Helen Hayes Awards, the Charles MacArthur Award, and the Edgar Award for Best Mystery of the Year. His other plays include Moon Over Buffalo, Leading Ladies, Baskerville, Sherwood, Twentieth Century, Dear Jack, Dear Louise, A Fox on the Fairway, A Comedy of Tenors, The Game’s Afoot, Shakespeare in Hollywood and Murder on the Orient Express. They have starred, among others, Alec Baldwin, Carol Burnett, Kristen Bell, Tony Shaloub, Joan Collins and Henry Goodman.

His book How to Teach Your Children Shakespeare, published by Penguin Random House, won the Falstaff Award for Best Shakespeare Book of the Year, and his essays on theatre are published in the Yale Review. He gives the Annual Ken Ludwig Playwriting Scholarship at the Kennedy Center American College Theater Festival, and he served on the Board of Governors for the Folger Shakespeare Library for ten years. His first opera, Tenor Overboard, opened at the Glimmerglass Festival in July 2022. His most recent world premieres were Lend Me A Soprano and Moriarty, and his newest plays and musicals include Pride and Prejudice Part 2: Napoleon at Pemberley and Lady Molly of Scotland Yard.

His plays include commissions from the Agatha Christie Estate, the Royal Shakespeare Company, The Old Globe Theatre, and the Bristol Old Vic. For more information visit www.kenludwig.com.

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express Credits

Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. Agatha Christie’s Murder on the Orient Express is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.
www.concordtheatricals.com

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror: A Live Radio Play
Venue 519
Season Show
August 16 & 17

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror: A Live Radio Play

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror: A Live Radio Play

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror: A Live Radio Play

By Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge adapted from the novel “The West End Horror” by Nicholas Meyer

  • Venue
    Venue 519
  • Dates
    August 16 & 17 at 7pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 100 Minutes (Incl 15 min intermission)
  • Tickets
    Coming Soon
  • Auditions
    TBD

Come experience a classic story in a classic way

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror, a mystery by Anthony Dodge & Marcia Milgrom Dodge adapted from the novel The West End Horror by Nicholas Meyer is about a despicable theatre critic has been murdered, and Holmes and Watson are soon visited by George Bernard Shaw, an aspiring Irish playwright who entices Holmes to take the case. As they cross swords with the most famous literary luminaries of the day — Oscar Wilde, Gilbert & Sullivan, Henry Irving, Bram Stoker, and a young H.G. Wells, Holmes and Watson come face to face with their own celebrity as they pursue the killer in this rollickingly funny whodunit. Come see classic Sherlock Holmes done as a live radio play!

More information on the show, auditions and ticket sales coming soon!

THE POST-MODERN GALLIMAUFRY KEEPS YOU LAUGHING… THIS IS A FUNNY PLAY, BUT MORE OF A LOVING PASTICHE THAN A SLASHING SATIRE…ANTHONY DODGE AND MARCIA MILGROM DODGE CLEARLY KNOW AND LOVE THEIR SHERLOCK HOLMES. AND WHILE YOU DON’T HAVE TO BE AN ARTHUR CONAN DOYLE ADDICT TO ENJOY THIS PLAY, IT’S A FAIR DEDUCTION THAT IT HELPS. SHERLOCKIANS SHOULD GET A KICK OUT OF THIS.

MARTY FUGATE, LONG BEACH OBSERVER

If you’ve never experienced a live radio play you are in for a treat. This show is a throwback to the days of old where stories only came from the radio. This show isn’t all about the stage, costumes, set, etc. It is all about the voice and the story. Come enjoy live music and sound effects that will set the stage. You won’t want to miss this classic story told in a brand-new, classic way.

Sherlock Holmes & The West End Horror Credits

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
(www.playscripts.com)

Getting Our Acts Together
Rec Center Auditorium
Season Show
October 10

Getting Our Acts Together

Getting Our Acts Together

3rd Annual Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Auditorium
  • Dates
    October 10 at 7pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 120 minutes (incl 3 10 min intermissions)
  • Tickets
    Coming Soon
  • Auditions
    TBD

We have to do this again!

We had so much fun the last two years, we have to do it again! Getting Our Acts Together  consists of four one-acts: one by the Historic Homestake Opera House from Lead; one by the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish; one by the Sturgis Community Theater; one by Belle Fourche Area Community Theater. Each night will be held in a different location, so each theater group gets a chance to perform in a new space and give that community a chance to see a show by other local theater groups. This will be a one of a kind show so make sure to be there, you will have four opportunities in four different communities to catch it.

More information on the show, auditions, Belle Fourche date and ticket sales coming soon!

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical
Rec Center Auditorium
Season Show
December 13 - 15

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical

Book and Lyrics by Jahnna Beecham Music and Lyrics by Malcom Hillgartner Based on the Play by Barbara Robinson Orchestrations and vocal arrangements by Deborah Wicks LaPuma

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Auditorium
  • Dates
    December 13 & 14 at 7pm & December 15 at 3pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 120 Minutes (incl 15 min intermission)
  • Tickets
    Coming Soon
  • Auditions
    TBD

RING IN THE HOLIDAYS WITH YOUR FRIENDS AT BFACT

After taking Christmas off in 2023, BFACT is back with our beloved Christmas shows in 2024. Come spend the holidays with all of your friends at BFACT and come enjoy this wonderful show! The Herdmans are the worst kids in the history of the world–so when they crash Sunday school and demand parts in the Christmas pageant, the whole town panics. There’s not supposed to be biting or cigar-smoking in Bethlehem, and while these kids have never even heard the Christmas story, they definitely have rewrites! Soon, everyone is calling for reluctant director Grace Bradley to cancel the whole thing. It’s up to the Bradleys and the Reverend to help their community see the Christmas story and the Herdman kids through new eyes in this buoyant musical adaptation of the funny and touching holiday classic.

More information on the show, auditions and ticket sales coming soon!

A LIVELY SHOW… FULL OF UPBEAT TUNES, THIS WINNING ADDITION TO THE HOLIDAY CANON MANAGES TO ALSO TOUCH THE HEART… THE TUNES MAKE A SWELL ADDITION.

ORLANDO SENTINEL

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical Credits

The Best Christmas Pageant Ever: The Musical is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC.
(www.broadwaylicensing.com)

House on Haunted Hill
Rec Center Auditorium
Past Show
October 2023

House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

House on Haunted Hill

By Derek Olson Adapted from the William Castle film

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center
  • Dates
    October 20 & 21 at 7pm | October 22 at 3pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 100 Minutes (Incl 15 min intermission)

A horror classic reimagined for the stage

The 2023 Season wrapped up with the b-movie horror classic adapted for the stage, House on Haunted Hill. The original movie by William Castle starring Vincent Price has spooked and delighted audiences since 1959. Even if you’ve seen the original, this adaption has some shocking twists of its own in keeping with the spirit of the original.

THERE WILL BE FOOD AND DRINK AND GHOSTS AND PERHAPS EVEN A FEW MURDERS. YOU’RE ALL INVITED. IF ANY OF YOU WILL SPEND THE NEXT TWELVE HOURS IN THIS HOUSE I WILL GIVE YOU EACH $10,000 DOLLARS.

Frederick Loren

If you can stay the whole night at the only truly haunted house in the world, millionaire Frederick Loren will give you $10,000. That’s what kicks off the story of House on Haunted Hill. There the guests will have to survive their host, each other and maybe even the ghosts who inhabit the house.

This cheesy, spooky stage play delighted audiences in October 2023.

Derek Olson "Frederick Loren" and Heather Pittman "Annabelle Loren" celebrate their party in their own way
Frederick Loren (Derek Olson) and Annabelle Loren (Heather Pittman) celebrate their party in their own way

House on Haunted Hill Cast

  • Lance Schroeder
    Tyler Schone
  • Nora Manning
    Chyann Cody
  • Dr. David Trent
    Wayne Gilbert
  • Ruth Bridges
    Pamela Wegner
  • Wilhelmina Pritchard
    Crystal Woods
  • Frederick Loren
    Derek Olson
  • Annabelle Loren
    Heather Pittman
  • Joanna Slydes
    Whitney Bridgers
  • Mrs. Slydes
    Sheila West
  • Ghosts
    Gideon Gilger, Matt Pittman, Wesley Barnhouse

House on Haunted Hill Creative

  • Director
    Heather Pittman
  • Assistant Director
    Derek Olson
  • Stage Manager
    Whitney Bridgers
  • Stage Assistant
    Ember Olson
  • Producer
    Derek Olson
  • Sound
    Matt Pittman
  • Lights
    Nathan Thompson
  • Coffins by
    Shawn Collins
Getting Our Acts Together: 2023
Rec Center Auditorium
Past Show
August 2023

Getting Our Acts Together: 2023

Getting Our Acts Together: 2023

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Audiorium
  • Dates
    August 26 at 7pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 100 Minutes (Incl 2 10 min intermissions)

A NIGHT OF ONE-ACTS BY THREE LOCAL THEATERS

We had so much fun last year, we just had to do it again! Getting Our Acts Together  consists of three one-acts: one by the Historic Homestake Opera House from Lead; one by the Matthews Opera House in Spearfish; one by Belle Fourche Area Community Theater. Each night will be held in a different location, so each theater group gets a chance to perform in a new space and give that community a chance to see a show by other local theater groups. This will be a one of a kind show so make sure to be there, you will have three opportunities in three different communities to catch it.

My sister moved out all of a sudden. And now here I am living with two strangers. At least you’ve got someone you know. I’m all by myself.

Eric
"Couch Potato" by Patrick Gabridge

Belle Fourche Area Community Theater’s Show Couch Potato by Patrick Gabridge

Belle Fourche Area Community Theater’s contribution to the night of one-acts is Couch Potato by Patrick Gabridge. Couch Potato tells the story of Eric, the ultimate slacker, but his goal of remaining motionless in front of the TV is in serious jeopardy. His sister and fiancé move out and leave him behind in the apartment, and the two newlyweds moving in aren’t keen to share their space with a complete stranger. Can Eric use his wits to stay rooted, or is he about to be yanked from his chosen resting place? A fast-paced comedy of inertia.

"Talent Show Fail" by Ian McWethy & Carrie McCrossen

The Matthews Opera House & Arts Center’s Show Talent Show Fail by Ian McWethy & Carrie McCrossen

The town of Holly Springs has terrible roads, and the citizens are counting on the money raised from this year’s talent show to fix them. Unfortunately, the one guy who has a talent wants to do taxes onstage this year. As the host, Tina is determined the show must go on, even as duets are being hastily converted to solos, angsty teens are reading upsetting poetry and everyone’s being hounded by a heckler. Will the town of Holly Springs get their act together or are they doomed to a future of potholes and unrehearsed roller-skating?

"Superhero Sanitarium" by Scott Haan

Historic Homestake Opera House’s Show Superhero Sanitarium by Scott Haan

Lois Lancaster is a big-city journalist writing about the current state of mental health facilities. Her research takes her to a hospital populated with a unique group of quirky inmates who imagine they are crime-fighting superheroes. Speed Freak thinks he can run at incredible speeds, while enthusiastic Dim Bulb thinks he has the ability to turn off lights with his brain. Mental thinks she can read minds, despite being prone to sudden outbursts of bizarre non-sequiturs. Kevin, much less quirky and flamboyant than the other inmates, doesn’t embarrass himself with a ridiculous code name or costume…at least, not initially. Dr. Gail Eisner appears to be a kindly hospital administrator, a steady influence needed to effectively run a madhouse like this one. At first Lois finds their elaborate superhero fantasies to be an entertaining diversion, the wild delusions of unstable minds, until something unusual happens that makes her wonder.

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts Cast

  • Lucy
    Rachel Munce
  • Eric
    Stephanie Bussiere
  • Tom
    Gideon Gilger
  • Nancy
    Isabella Dietrich
  • Dan
    Tyler Schone

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts Creative

  • Director
    Allie Juso Verry
  • Assistant Director
    Tyler Schone
  • Stage Manager
    Tace Hartman
  • Producer
    Derek Olson
  • Lights
    Zachary Gerbracht

Getting Our Acts Together: A Night of Northern Hills One-Acts Credits

Produced by special arrangement with Playscripts, Inc.
(www.playscripts.com)

Rock of Ages
Rec Center Auditorium
Past Show
July 2023

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Rock of Ages

Book by Chris D’Arienzo Arrangements & Orchestrations by Ethan Popp

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Auditorium
  • Dates
    July 27 – 29 at 7pm | July 30 at 3pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 145 Minutes (incl 15 min intermission)
  • Content Warning
    Adult language and some sexual situations

BIG HAIR AND BIGGER MUSIC

Rock of Ages by Chris D’Arienzo takes you back to the time of big bands with big egos playing big guitar solos and sporting even bigger hair! This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more.

It’s the tail end of the big, bad 1980s in Hollywood, and the party has been raging hard. Aqua Net, Lycra, lace, and liquor flow freely at one of the Sunset Strips last legendary venues, a place where sex machine Stacee Jaxx takes the stage and scantily clad groupies line up to turn their fantasies into reality. Amidst the madness, aspiring rock star (and resident toilet cleaner) Drew longs to take the stage as the next big thing (and longs for small-town girl Sherri, fresh off the bus from Kansas with stars in her eyes). But the rock ‘n’ roll fairy tale is about to end when German developers sweep into town with plans to turn the fabled Strip into just another capitalist strip mall. Can Drew, Sherri and the gang save the strip – and themselves – before it’s too late? This Tony Award-nominated Broadway musical features the hits of bands including Night Ranger, REO Speedwagon, Pat Benatar, Twisted Sister and more.

YEAH! ! WHAT’S GOING DOWN, Belle Fourche, Nunchucks. Go ahead, say hello to the person next to you! NO! Not the person you came with, the other person next to you! The one you don’t know yet…the one you’re going to be making out with by the end of the show!!

Lonny Barnett
"Rock of Ages" cast and crew
The cast and crew of “Rock of Ages”

Rock of Ages Cast

  • Lonny
    Nathan Schreier
  • Dennis Dupress
    Paul Wishard
  • Drew
    Derek Flick
  • Sherrie
    Maegan Detlefts
  • Father
    Jonathan Tinsley
  • Mother
    Becky Tinsley
  • Regina
    Kaitlynn Thompson
  • Justice
    Anna Robinson
  • Mayor
    Clark Ott
  • Hertz Klinemann
    Nathan Thompson
  • Franz Klinemann
    Stephanie Bussiere
  • Stacee Jaxx
    Jerry Kennedy
  • Ja’Keith
    Chyann Cody
  • Joey Primo
    Whitney Bridgers
  • Venus DJ/Rocker
    Michael Meemken
  • Producer
    Joel Edgar
  • Mugger/Riot Cop
    Carston Sechser
  • Waitress #1
    Hilary White
  • Constance
    Heather Pittman
  • Protestor #1
    Timothy Thompson
  • Protestor #2
    Nyomi Woltkamp
  • Protestor #3
    Brodie McNeese
  • Woman
    Pasiensia Lockman
  • Bartender
    Becca Lee
  • Guitarist
    Cheyenne Pitt
  • Lead Guitarist
    Taffy Anderson
  • Chorus
    Stacy Collins

Rock of Ages Creative

  • Director/Sound
    Derek Olson
  • Assistant Director
    Toi Lyn Flick
  • Musical Director
    Sharon Thompson
  • Lights
    Arianna Richter & Maddie Baldwin
  • Producer
    Derek Olson
  • Costume Work
    Thebea Thomas
  • Set Building & Scene Painting
    Shawn Collins & Chris White
  • Choreography
    Sharon Thompson, Kaitlynn Thompson, Toi Lyn Flick & Taffy Anderson

Rock of Ages Credits

Rock of Ages is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals.
www.concordtheatricals.com

Pride and Prejudice
Rec Center Auditorium
Past Show
May 2023

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

By Kate Hamill Adapted from the novel by Jane Austen

  • Venue
    BF Rec Center Auditorium
  • Dates
    May 12 & 13 at 7pm | May 14 at 3pm
  • Duration
    Approx. 2 Hours (Incl 15 min Intermission)

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.

NY Times
Mr. and Mrs. Bennett from "Pride and Prejudice"
Mr. Bennett (Blaine Anderson) and Mrs. Bennett (Sharon Thompson) don’t know what to do with their girls.

Pride and Prejudice Cast

  • Lizzy
    Isabella Dietrich
  • Jane
    Arianna Loux-Scherer
  • Mary
    Morwenna McGuigan
  • Lydia
    Olivia Carlisle
  • Mrs. Bennett
    Sharon Thompson
  • Mr. Bennett
    Blaine Anderson
  • Mr. Darcy
    Gideon Gilger
  • Mr. Bingley
    Geno Pesicka
  • Miss Bingley
    Allie Juso Verry
  • Charlotte Lucas
    Kelsey Gronlund
  • Mr. Collins
    Tyler Schone
  • Lady Catherine
    Heather Pittman
  • Miss DeBourgh
    Alaethia Thompson
  • Whickham
    Brodie McNeese
  • Ensemble
    Wilbur Newland, Colleen Anderson, Katie Anderson, Nyomi Woltkamp, Kierra Hoopingarner, Lynda Edwards & Zac Gerbracht

Pride and Prejudice Creative

  • Director
    Nathan Schreier
  • Assistant Director
    Rachel Munce
  • Producer
    Derek Olson
  • Costumer
    Angela Hastings

Pride and Prejudice Credits

World premiere production co-produced by Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival and Primary Stages; June 24, 2017, Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival (Davis McCallum, Artistic Director; Kate Liberman, Managing Director) November 19, 2017, Primary Stages (Andrew Leynse, Artistic Director; Shane D. Hudson, Executive Director) PRIDE AND PREJUDICE received a presentation as part of The Other Season at Seattle Repertory Theatre 2016-2017.

PRIDE AND PREJUDICE is presented by special arrangement with Broadway Licensing, LLC, servicing the Dramatists Play Service collection. (www.dramatists.com)

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