'Pride and Prejudice' at Lied Center on Feb. 16

By: Star City Buzz Email
By: Star City Buzz Email

The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln will present "Pride and Prejudice," a radio theatre-style production of Jane Austen's classic romantic novel at 7:30 p.m. Feb. 16.

Although many have tried, few literary romances have matched the gentle satire of Austen's "Pride and Prejudice." L.A. Theatre Works' superlative company of actors brings Cristina Calvit's stunning adaptation to life. The performance is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast, period costumes and set, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting.

Published in 1813, the novel is one of the most acclaimed and still strikingly modern works of world literature as it celebrates its 200th anniversary. Austen is famous for her exploration of manners and morals, relationships and disappointments, parents and children. This classic romantic comedy is the sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to arrange their marriages. The impetuous pairing of the witty, independent Elizabeth, and the arrogant but honorable suitor, Mr. Darcy, sets the standard for all great couples of the stage, screen and literature.

A pre-show talk, scheduled one half hour before the performance, will be led by local public radio host Laura White. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied performance is sponsored by Woods and Aitken, LLP. The Lied Center's 23rd season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment.

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