“Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley” Comes to Capital Repertory Theatre [Berkshire on Stage]
Bookish Mary Bennet is the middle child, even though she is a child no more. She is, frankly, growing a bit weary of being the responsible, stay-at-home one. Why can’t she up and live her own life, too?
In Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, Mary does just that, stepping up and stepping out.
The delightful Jane Austen-inspired show — at Capital Repertory Theatre from Friday (November 23) through Sunday, December 23 — is a genteel comedy with sass, written by Lauren Gunderson (currently America’s most-produced playwright) and Margot Melcon.
It is an imagined sequel, two years after the fact, to the classic “Pride and Prejudice.” With a great big sparkly tree parked almost centerstage, it’s a perfect treat for the holidays and for Austen fans of all stripes.