Pictured: Bree Elrod
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and design team for PRIDE AND PREJUDICE written by Kate
Directed by KCRep’s recently-departed Associate Artistic Director Marissa Wolf, the production features Walter Coppage as Charlotte/Mr. Bennet, Sam Cordes as Mr. Collins/Wickham/Miss Bingley, Nedra Dixon as Mrs. Bennet, Bree Elrod as Lizzy Bennet, Nicole Marie Green as Lydia/Lady Catherine, Brian Demar Jones as Mr. Darcy, Andy Perkins as Bingley/Mary, and Lauren Spencer as Jane/Mrs. DeBourgh.
The production team includes Rachel M. Dyer (Assistant Stage
Manager), Mary R. Honour (stage manager), Choreography by Darrell Moultrie, Set Design by Kimie Nishikawa, Costume Design by Melissa
Torchia, Masha Tsimring is Lighting Designer and Madeleine Oldham is Sound Designer. Wig Designer Alison Hanks, Dialect Coach Scott Stackhouse, and Assistant Director Amy O’Connor round out the team.
Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority, but with four sisters, an overzealous mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s a difficult subject to escape. When the independent ‘Lizzy’ meets the vaguely handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, all feelings of attraction are muted by his pride and her prejudice.
Hamill’s gender-bending reimagining of Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE runs March 22 – April 14, at the Spencer Theatre on the UMKC campus. For more information visit kcrep.org.