Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

By Lauren Gunderson & Margot Melcon | Directed by Sean Daniels

Say hello to your new favorite holiday classic!

From the pen of the writer of last season’s hit Silent Sky, and America’s most produced playwright, comes this charming and cleverly imagined sequel to Pride and Prejudice. It is two years later, and the Bennet family gathers at Pemberley to celebrate Christmas together. Unlike her witty and vibrant sisters, Mary Bennet is unmarried, nerdy, and growing tired of her role as the obedient middle sister. But an unexpected guest gives Mary the boost she needs to embrace her independence and find true love. Miss Bennet is an energetic, witty, and romantic holiday comedy about family, awkward love and personal transformation that will delight and enchant Jane Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.

  • "In this awesome return to live theatre, it's best to thank the muses and count our blessings. Hurry, then, and get ye to Arizona Theatre Company."
    - Broadway World
  • "Sean Daniels’ keen sense of direction — and humor — fashions “Miss Bennet” into a play that is a must-see for fans of Austen, as well as those who have never read her."
    - Arizona Daily Star

What is it about Jane Austen?

Is it the setting, England during the Regency, where a prince instead of a king ruled and empire waist dresses were introduced by another “Emma”? Is it the language, where women speak up and men listen? Where irony and social commentary meld effortlessly together? Is it characters like Elizabeth Bennet, Elinor Dashwood, Emma Woodhouse, and so many more women with a purpose and a determination to live their lives as they choose? Continue Reading …

‘Miss Bennet’ gives new life to ‘Pride and Prejudice’ characters

Orignially published in the Arizona Daily Star, by Cathalena E. Burch. Poor Mary Bennet. Jane Austen barely gave her any ink in her 19th century novel “Pride and Prejudice.” Mary, the middle of the five Bennet sisters, kind of didn’t deserve any. She was dull, her nose was always stuck in a book and she was judgmental and insisted on playing the pianoforte. Badly. She was destined to a loveless life. Ah, but that was then. Continue Reading …



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