In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, the Guthrie presents a stage adaptation the whole family can enjoy. Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners – one of the most beloved novels of all time – tells the story of the five Bennet daughters who are in need of suitable husbands. The arrival of the wealthy Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy (played by Vincent Kartheiser, best known for his role as Pete Campbell on AMC’s “Mad Men”) stirs romantic thoughts among the sisters and the matrimonial matchmaking begins. Tensions mount between the young, spitfire Elizabeth Bennet (played by Ashley Rose Montondo, a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program) and the arrogant Mr. Darcy, though he cannot escape a growing attraction to her rebellious behavior. A tangle of mistaken impressions and unexpected revelations keeps Austen’s famous young couple apart until a major social error ironically allows Darcy to swallow his pride and Elizabeth to rethink her prejudice.
"We’re all wounded. We carry our wounds around with us throughout life and eventually they kill us. Things happen that leave a mark in space, in time… in us." ~ Brenda Chenowith