posted February 5, 2013

GPS to Present L.A. Theatre Works in “Pride and Prejudice”

The Hope College Great Performance Series will present L.A. Theatre Works in Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” on Tuesday-Wednesday, Feb. 19-20, at 7:30 p.m. in the Knickerbocker Theatre in downtown Holland.

Celebrating the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen's classic novel, LA Theatre Works brings its unique radio theatre to the Knickerbocker stage.  L.A. Theatre Works has been the foremost radio theatre company in the United States for more than two decades.

“L.A. Theatre Works is a national theatrical treasure,” “The Philadelphia Inquirer” has said, and the “Los Angeles Times” has praised the company’s “consistently superb work.”

The company’s hybrid form of audio theatre and innovative use of technology keeps the venerable art form thriving, assuring wide and affordable access. L.A. Theatre Works’s distinguished company of actors has included John Lithgow, Annette Benning, Hilary Swank, Anne Heche, Ed Asner, Alfred Molina, Paul Giamatti, Neil Patrick Harris, Laurence Fishurne, and Julie Harris, among hundreds of others.

Adapted for the stage by Hanreddy and Sullivan, Austen’s novel, first published in 1813, explores manners and morals, relationships and disappointments, and parents and children.  The romantic comedy follows the Bennets, a family with five daughters and a mother desperate to marry them off, and centers on the developing relationship between the witty, independent Elizabeth and the arrogant but honorable suitor, Mr. Darcy.

“The performance was fascinating,” “The Washington Post” has said.

Tickets are $18 for regular admission, $13 for senior citizens and Hope College faculty and staff, $5 for children 18 and under, and free for Hope students, and are available at the ticket office in the main lobby of the DeVos Fieldhouse.   The ticket office is open weekdays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and can be called at (616) 395-7890. Tickets are also available online at tickets.hope.edu/ticketing/

More information is available on the Great Performance Series web site at www.hope.edu/gps/

The Knickerbocker Theatre is located at 86 E. Eighth St.