Department of English

Pride and Prejudice

Guest director Gavin Cameron-Webb makes his UT debut

Fri, November 13, 2009 | B. Iden Payne Theatre, Winship Drama Building, 23rd and San Jacinto

8:00 PM - 10:00 PM

The University of Texas Department of Theatre and Dance presents Jane Austen's classic novel adapted for the stage, Pride and Prejudice, November 13 - 22, 2009, at the B. Iden Payne Theatre.

"Maxwell's fast-paced version of Austen's classic novel captures the wit, grace, and anxieties of the familiar story and focuses the action on Elizabeth - a period character who nevertheless remains intimately recognizable to modern audiences," says PhD in Performance as Public Practice candidate and dramaturg, Christina Gutierrez. "Given the wealth of both recent and historical adaptations of Austen, Pride and Prejudice offers at once a classic and a refreshing re-telling of a story that has so informed our cultural notions of love."

Guest director, Gavin Cameron-Webb makes his UT debut with this production. Previous classical productions include Hamlet (with Val Kilmer),Twelfth Night, Measure for Measure, The Importance of Being Earnest, The Game of Love and Chance, Charley's Aunt and Pygmalion. Gavin served as artistic director of the Studio Arena Theatre in Buffalo, NY for 13 seasons, and also taught at the Juilliard School. More recently has returned to being a free-lance director with productions in Cairo and Vienna as well as his native Colorado.

Pride and Prejudice features elaborate design elements in keeping with the elegant Regency period style with Set Design by Lizzie Bracken (101 Ways toŠ, The Roaming Bassoonist), Costume Design by Ariana Schwartz (The Shadow Box, Still Life with Iris, Br'er Wood, Footprints: A Musical Eco-Tale, The Shape of White) and Lighting Design by Darren E. Levin (410 [GONE], Br'er Wood).

Join us on November 13 for an Opening Night Reception immediately following the performance.

Dates: November 13, 14, 15, 18, 19 & 20 at 8PM; November 15 & 22 at 2PM

Venue: B. Iden Payne Theatre, Winship Drama Building, 23rd and San Jacinto on UT campus

Tickets: $20 general public, $17 UT faculty/staff and $15 students, available at, (512) 477-6060, and at the door (cash only).

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