Thurs., Dec.12 (opening night) — Sat., Dec. 22
7:30 p.m. with 2 p.m. matinees on Sunday
560 Grand Boulevard (upstairs) in Grand Boulevard
Welcome back the fan favorites from “Pride and Prejudice” as ECTC presents “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” The imagined sequel to “Pride and Prejudice” was adapted for stage by Lauren Gunderson (the most produced living playwright in America) and Margot Melcon, who thought up the play in 2013 during a six-hour road trip together and outlined the plot on Starbucks napkins. It tells the story of Mary Bennet, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child, who has her quest for independence sparked by an unlikely visitor. It honors the legacy of Jane Austen’s humor, playfulness and wit and simultaneously explores the complexities of family and love.
Tickets are $32 per person for adults; $30 for seniors (55 years old and up) and military and $28 for students (must show ID). The two hour and 20 minute production is appropriate for ages 7 and older. Doors open at 6:30 p.m. To purchase tickets, find them on Facebook, call (850) 684-0323 and visit www.emeraldcoasttheatre.org.