Pride and Prejudice

Play #: 8385
Pages: 76 pgs
Cast: 10 m, 16 w, many extras. (With doubling 8 m, 11 w.)

Jane Austen's timeless tale of romantic love touched by pride and prejudice is brought to the stage in this adaptation conceived especially for schools and small theatres. All the components of the novel remain: romance, love, rivalry, friendship and the many foibles and delights of family. While the clash between the lively Elizabeth and the arrogant Darcy remains at the heart of the play, love in all its many facets dominate all of the characters’ lives. The play remains faithful to the marital rites and manners of Regency England as courtships are explored, broken, reunited and ignited. The play's many locales are done with minimal effort by dividing your playing space into three areas with the characters moving quickly and easily through the different locations. About 90 minutes.

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Productions

THOMAS JEFFERSON CHARTER 2 Performance(s)
CALDWELL, ID 1/11/2019
NORTH TEXAS PERFORMING ARTS 6 Performance(s)
PLANO, TX 12/6/2018
Attica Jr/Sr High School 2 Performance(s)
Attica, IN 11/16/2018
HOMESCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
NEWTOWN, CT 1/15/2018
MARCH 2 Performance(s)
CARROLLTON, TX 11/16/2017
LET YOUR LIGHT SHINE 2 Performance(s)
HALLISVILLE, MO 11/10/2017
MIAMI VALLEY CHRISTIAN ACAD 2 Performance(s)
CINCINNATTI, OH 11/10/2017
TUMC DRAMA GROUP 2 Performance(s)
THOMPSON, OH 8/11/2017
NORTHPOINTE CHRISTIAN SCHOOLS 3 Performance(s)
GRAND RAPIDS, MI 3/9/2017
TRIANGLE LEADERSHIP COMMONWEAL 2 Performance(s)
RALEIGH, NC 2/24/2017
LEWISTON HIGH SCHOOL 6 Performance(s)
LEWISTON, ID 10/13/2016
YOUNG ACTORS THEATRE WORKSHOP 3 Performance(s)
LONG BEACH, CA 7/21/2016
BELL COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
PINEVILLE, KY 5/1/2016
S.E.E.K. 1 Performance(s)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 4/15/2016
S.E.E.K. 1 Performance(s)
INDIANAPOLIS, IN 4/14/2016
GILEAD CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
MT. GILEAD, OH 3/11/2016
EATONVILLE HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
EATONVILLE, WA 11/5/2015
STARLIGHTERS II THEATRE 6 Performance(s)
ANAMOSA, IA 7/31/2015
HOMELINK 2 Performance(s)
COWICHE, WA 5/20/2015
RIPON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
RIPON, CA 2/26/2015
HUB CITY PLAYERS 1 Performance(s)
LUBBOCK, TX 5/15/2014
HUB CITY PLAYERS 1 Performance(s)
LUBBOCK, TX 5/15/2014
HOMESCHOOL THEATRE GUILD 3 Performance(s)
ROCHESTER, NH 5/8/2014
CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS SCHOOL 1 Performance(s)
CAMBRIDGE, MA 3/24/2014
TICONDEROGA HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
TICONDEROGA, NY 3/15/2014
CREDO ACADEMY 1 Performance(s)
AURORA, CO 3/7/2014
NEWTON COMMUNITY SCHOOL DISTRI 2 Performance(s)
NEWTON, IA 3/7/2014
WALNUT GROVE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
LOGANVILLE, GA 11/14/2013
SONORA HIGH SCHOOL 5 Performance(s)
SONORA, CA 10/23/2013
CAMERON COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
EMPORIUM, PA 5/10/2013
HILLTOWN CREATIVE ARTS ACADEMY 4 Performance(s)
HILLTOWN, PA 4/25/2013
LEWISTON CIVIC THEATRE 12 Performance(s)
LEWISTON, ID 3/28/2013
KINGSWAY CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
ORRVILLE, OH 3/15/2013
MADISON HIGH SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
REXBURG, ID 2/27/2013
HIGHTOWER HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
MISSOURI CITY, TX 11/15/2012
HERITAGE HIGH SCHOOL 4 Performance(s)
SAGINAW, MI 3/22/2012
WESTVIEW HIGH SCHOOL THEATRE 2 Performance(s)
TOPEKA, IN 2/4/2012
GENEVA SCHOOL OF BOERNE 2 Performance(s)
BOERNE, TX 1/28/2012
TAMMYS SCHOOL OF FINE ARTS 2 Performance(s)
CALDWELL, ID 12/15/2011
MHSAP - MISD 3 Performance(s)
MARION, IA 11/17/2011
RIPON CHRISTIAN HIGH SCHOOL 2 Performance(s)
RIPON, CA 11/16/2011
HEMET USD 3 Performance(s)
HEMET, CA 10/15/2011
LONGVIEW CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 3 Performance(s)
LONGVIEW, TX 4/28/2011
CENTRAL BAPTIST CHRISTIAN ACAD 1 Performance(s)
BINGHAMTON, NY 4/7/2011
DAYTON CHRISTIAN SCHOOL 5 Performance(s)
MIAMISBURG, OH 3/25/2011
ACTS ACADEMY 3 Performance(s)
RUNNELLS, IA 4/22/2010

Behind The Scenes

PLAYWRIGHT CLAUDIA HAAS TALKS ABOUT

“PRIDE AND PREJUDICE”

 

Q: WHAT INSPIRED YOU TO WRITE THIS ADAPTATION?

A: Decades of love for the novel and a wish to play any of the roles in my acting days.

 

Q: WHAT'S YOUR FAVORITE PART OR LINE IN THE PLAY? WHY?

A: This is crafted so exquisitely - it is hard to pick a "favorite" anything. I am notoriously bad at "favorites." I will say the opening line, "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune must be in want of a wife," sets up the novel (and my adaptation) perfectly. Indeed it sums up the story and the matrimonial rites of Regency England.

 

Q: WHAT WAS THE MOST DIFFICULT PART IN CREATING THIS ADAPTATION?

A: The varied locations. I spent a lot of time staring at small stages and wondering how they could easily switch from one home to another. Finally, I decided on the stages being split 2 to 3 ways. The Bennets would be having conversations at the same time as the Bingleys and other neighbors.

 

Q: WHAT DID YOU TRY TO ACHIEVE THROUGH THIS ADAPTATION?

A: I wanted to use Jane Austen's sparkling dialogue as much as possible (and did). At the same time, I wanted to make the play accessible for small theatres and high schools. “Pride and Prejudice” is required reading at many local high schools in Minnesota. It would be interesting to have that accompanied by a production.

 

Q: DO YOU HAVE ANYTHING ELSE YOU'D LIKE TO ADD?

A: I would love to see many of Jane Austen's works come on to the stage. I think it is a hands-on way for actors to meet Jane. The movies have had great success with her works. Film is so visual and it is easy to achieve the sweeping landscapes of the novels. It is a challenge but worth it to figure out how to make all of her works approachable theatrically.