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for a previous production “The ever-ingenious Ms. Hamill has given us something completely and delightfully different, a smallish-cast period-dress ‘Pride and Prejudice’ that she’s done over in the revved-up manner of a Hollywood screwball comedy…Such a show demands worthy staging, and Amanda Dehnert…delivers the goods with gusto…In addition to having written the script, Ms. Hamill plays Lizzy Bennet with winning impishness…The kind of show that would flourish in a small Broadway house.” Full Review
for a previous production “Hamill…is at it again more riotously, more ingeniously than before. With a rollicking, witty, smart, thoroughly entertaining ‘Pride and Prejudice’…Ms Hamill delights with her best work yet, and serves the best summer theater fare anywhere...Beneath ‘P&P’s’ laughs, there’s a core, more delicate sensibility – a wry, keen awareness that regards, with squinted eye, people warts and all. This 'P&P' is blissful mirth – a special potion of affectionate, bemused cynicism, and realistic optimism.” Full Review
for a previous production “Not for Hamill such a passive/aggressive angle of attack; she goes for full-blown farce that tears the social conventions of the landed gentry to hysterical shreds. Amazingly, deliciously, it all works; but purists should consider themselves forewarned…While clever, the humor here is very broad indeed…I highly recommend giving HVSF’s 'Pride & Prejudice' a try. It’s loads of fun, put on with both great professionalism and refreshing, zany zest.” Full Review
for a previous production “Hamill has clearly made it her own in way that I think will resonate with all kinds of Austen fans!...Hamill does a lovely job as Austen’s heroine, Elizabeth Bennet…Kudos to Kate Hamill for displaying the courage of Elizabeth Bennet to not only adapt Austen’s most popular story for the stage, but to adapt it in a way that I believe will appeal to Austen fans, old and new, in a way that’s fun, imaginative, and bold.” Full Review
See it if You are open to a humorous, manic version of the novel.
Don't see it if You expect the play to reflect the spirit of Austen's work, or want something like the BBC production.
See it if You enjoy fast, burlesque, intelligent comedic versions of classic stories told by master performers.
Don't see it if You need your Austen to have Colin Firth, period authenticity, and a demur demeanor. Don't want to have a good time? Don't go!
See it if You love (or hate) Jane Austin. Funny, fast paced, charming, perfect comedic timing. Wonderful!!!
Don't see it if You don't like humor or want your period pieces dry.
See it if want a really fun version of this classic story (Act 1 is played entirely for laughs). The acting and writing both are excellent
Don't see it if want a really serious version of the story
See it if You love the book. You like clever takes on classic stories. You want to see a wonderful company of actors. You want a good laugh.
Don't see it if You are expecting to see the BBC version of this story that will stick to it completely and faithfully in style and tone.
See it if You know nothing about the book and like over the top silliness and a great cast misusing its talent
Don't see it if You are expecting it to be like sense and sensibility which this company performed. Loud, screaming performances, no subtlety and certainly
See it if you like remakes of Jane Austen, and would like to see a staged version of her work that is more modern.
Don't see it if you are one of those die hard Jane Austen fans who can't stand to see anything that is non-canon.
See it if You enjoyed Kate Hamill's previous adaptations of 'Sense and Sensibility' and 'Vanity Fair.' You love all things Pride and Prejudice.
Don't see it if Austen purists be warned - this is a fun, zanier take on the story.
See it if you enjoy exquisite writing and gorgeous treatment of this timeless classic. The family dynamics are like you've never seen before!
Don't see it if you have no sense of humor.
See it if you adore being surprised into shrieks of spontaneous mirth by a classic you thought you'd already seen/read all the juice out of.
Don't see it if you hate having fun and are absolutely determined to stay in a bad mood for the rest of your life.
See it if you want a hilarious night of theater in a beautiful location overlooking the Hudson.
Don't see it if you don't like theater under a tent (even if it's a really nice tent like this one is)
See it if you like your classics mixed with farce and fun and if you have a sense of humor about Pride & Prejudice.
Don't see it if you want a straight adaptation of P&P that adheres strictly to the book.
See it if Just a joyous, smart, fun time! (From the previous production from this company and cast)
Don't see it if There is no reason not to see this.