Milwaukee Rep Imagines A 'Pride and Prejudice' Sequel
Most of us know the titles: Sense and Sensibility. Emma. Pride and Prejudice.
But the play on stage at the Milwaukee Rep isn’t your typical Jane Austen adaptation. Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, is actually not an adaptation at all but a modern play by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon that is a sequel to the events depicted in Pride and Prejudice.
"It is a little bit of a ‘what if?’ story," explains director Kimberly Senior, "in terms of who these characters are. And at its core it’s really a ‘who am I?’ play and understanding identity and female empowerment."
The play, which runs through December 16th, features a cast that includes Rebecca Hurd, who plays Mary Bennet, and who joined Senior on Lake Effect to talk about the production.