Pride and Prejudice
Written by Jane Austen
Adapted for the stage by Joseph Hanreddy
Directed by Angie Higgins
“It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife.”
Thus begins one of the most famous and beloved novels in the English language, now adapted for the stage with by Joseph Hanreddy and presented in it’s Bay Area Premiere by Shady Shakespeare. Jane Austen’s bitingly funny romance tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman of intelligence and character boldly seeking happiness and security in socially rigid Regency England despite her lack of fortune, her embarrassing mother, her silly sisters, and all of the usual pitfalls of young love. Can the allure of mysterious and handsome Mr. Darcy overcome her prejudice, rooted in a disastrous first impression? Can the irresistible charm of the sparklingly witty Miss Bennet overcome his haughtiness and pride? Come watch this timeless story unfold under a canopy of Redwood trees and a crystal clear night sky to see if these lovers find their happy ending.
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