The outspoken Elizabeth Bennet faces mounting pressure from her status-conscious mother to secure a suitable marriage. But is marriage suitable for a woman of Elizabeth’s intelligence and independence? Especially when the irritating, aloof, self-involved, tall, vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aristocratic Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical.
See it if While keeping much of Austin's delicious comedy of manners, Hamill's adapt too often gets caught up in silly, pop culture mannerisms & bores
Don't see it if Suprisingly, male cast comes off better than females. Hamill is too often one note & too broad but both Tufts & Bedard outrageously funny
See it if you're a fan of the Bennett sisters, enjoy the playwright's past work, want an evening full of honest & genuine laughs
Don't see it if Jane Austen is not your thing, you feel a humorous adaptation dishonors Austen, actors playing multiple roles and lack of scenery disturbs
See it if you love the satire and sly fun in Jane Austen's classic novel. Imaginative staging, delightful singing, great silliness.
Don't see it if you are hooked on the romances. They are the plot but not the purpose of this production.
See it if you’re a fan of Jane Austen, or shows in the vein of RTC’s The Robber Bridegroom, Fiasco’s Into the Woods, or Soulpepper’s Of Human Bondage.
Don't see it if you don’t like genre mashups. This integrates certain modern elements into the classic world of Jane Austen.
See it if you enjoy the overuse of mugging and screaming in a play. You want to see Jason O'Connell keep getting better and better as an actor.
Don't see it if you are a traditionalist. The play misses most of the flavor of Austen's novel.
See it if You like a different take on Austen’s classics, and know Kate Hamill’s work. Actors play multiple characters, adding to the hilarity.
Don't see it if You expect the typical British drawing room version of an Austen novel. Do not like pratfalls or silliness.
See it if You just want to have fun with a quirky take on a classic.
Don't see it if You need your classic super true to form and don't like farce and going with the FUN vs the cut and dry dialogue
See it if want to see a creative irreverent adaptation of a Jane Austen novel
Don't see it if you loved Kate Hamill's version of Sense & Sensibility and are expecting something of that quality again.
See it if you love Jane Austen in general, Pride and Prejudice specifically and especially Kate Hamill, who has done it again - a true theater talent.
Don't see it if you don’t enjoy poking fun at classic stories. Austen would be rolling, all right, but completely in laughter. SO GOOD.
See it if You enjoy creative versions of shows. This is a farce, so prepare for a comedy rather than a romance.
Don't see it if You are a P&P purist or you don't like gender bender characters.
See it if you are a fan of Austen and want to see a remarkable variation on a traditional story. It will make you so happy! Hats off to them all!
Don't see it if You are a purist about Austen and don't enjoy an out-of-the-box production.
See it if Have a great time revisiting a classic novel in a totally engaging manner , funnier than Sense and Sensibility
Don't see it if You take life and love seriously and want your theater to do the same
See it if you want to have fun; you enjoyed the author's Sense&Sensibility and Vanity Fair; you like new takes on classics.
Don't see it if you're an Austen purist &won't like a wacky, somewhat slapstick version of P&P ; don't know the story; dislke actors playing multiple roles.
See it if You enjoy smiling & laughing while watching an imaginative adaptation of Jane Austin's book. The actors are wonderful & we all had fun.
Don't see it if You don't like to have fun.
See it if you are a fan of Jane Austen and want a fresh interpretation of a very well known story.
Don't see it if you don't like things that diverge from the original source material.
See it if you are ready for a delightful, surprising, clever version (deconstruction?) of a beloved classic novel. It is tremendous fun and well done
Don't see it if you don't like productions with small casts playing multiple roles, if you aren't in the mood to laugh, or you don't like classics changed.
See it if You love physical comedy and general silliness. This was a miss for me but I did hear other people laughing.
Don't see it if If you are not a fan of farcical physical comedy.
See it if You liked Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility, are an Austen fan, enjoy madcap rom-coms and doubled-up roles. No need to know the book to enjoy it!
Don't see it if You hate Jane Austen, don't like long (2.5 hour) plays, prefer your classics straight up rather than "messed with." Or don't like to laugh.
See it if you love the play and can put up with a bit too much slapstick. There is an essence of romance that strikes a real chord. well done by all
Don't see it if you either need absolute faithful portrayal of the book or a full blown dramatization of the saga. This is a clever but bare bones approach
See it if If you want to experience the true talent of Jason O'Connell & if you are open to a raucous interpretation of Austen
Don't see it if Slap stick drives you crazy or if you are an Austen traditionalist
See it if you liked the Bedlam's Sense & Sensibility. This one is almost as funny and wild, although I missed the unconventional staging of S&S
Don't see it if you hope to see all the nuances of the book presented here, e.g., a statement about women's rights; that was lost in translation
See it if you like a light, feathery take on a classic...a step or two up from community theater
Don't see it if you want something with gravitas; some older people near me were dismayed by the silliness of it
See it if You enjoy non-traditional takes on classics, like farce and silliness, can forgive slightly cynical perspective on love and marriage.
Don't see it if you are immune to the real creativity behind a low budget production such as this, with great acting and ingenious stagecraft from f. POV.