“The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley”
at Magenta Theater December 1-17, 2023
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley is by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, directed by Michael Reid.
In this delightful companion play to “Miss Bennet”, Gunderson and Melcon once again bring Austen’s beloved characters to the stage for a yuletide sequel to Pride and Prejudice. While Miss Bennet depicted the newly wed Darcys’ Christmas gathering on the ground floor of Pemberley, The Wickhams takes audiences to the downstairs servants’ quarters for that same celebration. Mrs. Reynolds, a no-nonsense housekeeper; Cassie, an eager new maid; and Brian, a lovesick footman, are bustling with preparations for holiday guests. But their work is interrupted by the midnight arrival of the definitely not invited Mr. Wickham—Lydia’s rogue of a husband and Mr. Darcy’s sworn enemy. The Wickhams is a charming holiday tale that explores the confines of class and the generosity of forgiveness.
Evening performance at 7:30p. 3 Sunday matinees at 2:00p
Show dates: 12/1, 12/2, 12/3 (Matinee), 12/7, 12/8, 12/9, 12/10 (Matinee), 12/14, 12/15, 12/16, 12/17 (Matinee) (depending on sales an additional matinee 12/16 TBD)
Where: Magenta Theater Company, 1108 Main Street, Vancouver, WA 98660
Tickets: $23 in advance, $25 at the door
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