Thursday, October 3, 2013

Pride & Prejudice - Group Matinee / Discounted Tickets October 16 at 11:00 AM

(Forwarded from email)

Hello Home Educating Friends:

Group tickets for Sacramento Theatre Company's professional production of Pride and Prejudice.  (I've spoken to many of you about making this a "mother / daughter" outing but moms, with our without their sons, are very welcome if interested.)  Please contact her via email to reserve your ticket(s) by Monday, October 7:

Date / Time / Location
Wednesday, October 16 at 11:00 am.  Show is running 2.5 hours with a 15 minute intermission.  We are welcomed to bring a brown bag lunch to enjoy in the theatre's courtyard after the show.  STC's Mainstage at 1419 H Street, downtown Sacramento.

$15 flat ticket price for students and adults.  Your ticket purchase will also gain you free admittance to special educational seminars. (See website for details; Keynote Speaker David Bell 10/5; Costume Conversations with Jessica 10/12; Dancing with Mr. Darcy 10/26 - reservations required.)

Recommended Audience Age Range
Junior High school age and older.

Pride and Prejudice is Jane Austen’s perennially popular story of the game of love among the British upper classes. The Bennets are the parents of five daughters near the close of the 18th century. Comfortable within their means but well short of rich, Mr. and Mrs. Bennet are looking for suitable husbands for their girls, and they are encouraged to learn that an eligible young bachelor from a wealthy family, Charles Bingley, has moved into a nearby estate. Eager to see if a match can be made, the Bennets bring their daughters Elizabeth and Jane to a ball thrown by their new neighbor to see if sparks will fly. Jane seems to like Charles, and he appears to feel the same, but Elizabeth takes an immediate dislike to Darcy, Charles’ egocentric best friend. While Elizabeth is infatuated with military man Lt. Wickham and finds herself courted by William Collins, a well-meaning but drab man of the cloth, fate causes Elizabeth and Darcy to frequently cross paths, and while they don’t care for one another, they can’t stop thinking about each other, either. The play deals with the expectations placed on women in the early 1800’s, especially that they marry to acquire wealth and status, rather than for love. Do the Bennet girls conform or make their own decisions and how are they received by the family and the community?

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