Thursday, February 10, 2011

Pride & Prejudice Takes the Stage at UConn

Alexandra Perlwitz as Elizabeth Bennet and Kevin Coubal
as Mr. Darcy. Photo by Bob Copley, Jr.
Connecticut Repertory Theatre (CRT) will present Jane Austen’s Pride & Prejudice, adapted by Joseph Hanreddy and J.R. Sullivan, Feb. 24 – Mar. 6 in the Nafe Katter Theatre on the Storrs campus. For tickets and information, call 860-486-4226 or visit www.crt.uconn.edu.

Special Events:
  • A free class in dance from Jane Austen's period – learn about the mood, music and moves, and practice a few steps!
    Sunday, Feb. 27 at 12:30 pm. (finish in time for the 2 pm matinee)
    Tuesday, March 1 at 6 pm. (will finish in time for the 7:30 pm performance)
    Room 128, Drama Building (just down the hall from the Nafe Katter Theatre)
    Who's Who: The dance workshop will be led by Math Professor, Q Center Director, and Austen fan Tom Roby, who teaches “Jane Austen Dances” at UConn. Call 860-486-1629 to reserve space – space is limited.
  • Enjoy a traditional high tea “meal” featuring a menu specially prepared by the Nathan Hale Inn and including music and a celebration of the tradition of Tea in British culture.
    Sunday, Feb. 27 immediately following the 2 pm. matinee, Blue Oak Café, Nathan Hale Inn.
    Who’s Who: Director Helene Kvale, Dramaturg Dassia Posner, guest scholars and musicians. The cost is $25 per person, payable in advance by calling the Nathan Hale Inn at 860-427-7888 and requesting “High Tea” reservations. Advance reservations required.

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