2019-2020 Mainstage Season Series continues at William Woods with modern adaption of “Pride and Prejudice”

Fulton, MO – The 2019-2020 Mainstage Season Series at William Woods University (WWU) will continue this week with a boisterous, timely and more modern take on the literary classic “Pride and Prejudice.” The opening performance of the play will take place this Thursday, February 20, at Dulany Auditorium on the WWU campus. 

The play recreates the 1813 Jane Austen romantic novel in a surprising and bold way, providing a version for a new era that explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting societal pressure. But can she resist love, especially when a vaguely handsome, mildly amusing and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? 

“Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this spirited adaptation,” said Joe Potter, artistic director of the William Woods University Theatre Department. “This is not your grandmother’s Austen – which makes it so intriguing and fun!”

Performances for Pride and Prejudice will take place on February 20-22 at 7:30 p.m., with a matinee showing on Saturday, February 22 at 2 p.m., all in Dulany Auditorium. Parental guidance is recommended for the production.

Ticket prices vary: $11 for adults, $8 for WWU faculty and staff, $7 for seniors (62+) and $5 for children. Group rates are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.williamwoods.edu/mainstage, or call (573) 592-4267. 

The final production of the 2019-2020 Mainstage Season at William Woods, the touching and hilarious comedy “Dixie Swim Club,” will take place on April 16-18.