Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley is presented in honor of  Shakespeare & Company Costume Director Govane Lohbauer, and in memory of actor, teacher, and weapons master Bob Lohbauer, who passed away in September 2022.

Shakespeare & Company returns to the world of Jane Austen-inspired theater with a lively, costumed reading of Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon, and directed by Ariel Bock.

As the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley – the home of Darcy and Elizabeth – the ever-dependable Mary is growing tired of her role as a dutiful middle sister, in contrast to her siblings’ romantic escapades. At the same time, an unexpected guest sparks her hopes for an intellectual match, independence, and possibly even love.

Performances will be held Friday, Dec. 16 at 7 p.m., Saturday, Dec. 17 at 2 p.m. and 7 p.m., and Sunday, Dec. 18 at 2 p.m. Tickets are $28 for general admission and $18 for students, and will be available for sale on Tuesday, Nov. 1 at shakespeare.org, or by calling the Box Office at (413) 637-3353.

With gratitude and admiration for the Lohbauer family, this production is supported by Michael A. and Annette Miller, Michael J. Considine & Shawn P. Leary, Attorneys, and Kiki Smith.

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