I’m a reader. Yes, I know, think what you will. But I am also one of those people who can say with utmost certainty that my favorite book of all time is Pride and Prejudice. No, I’m not a hopeless romantic. Yes, I do like Mr. Darcy. No, I do not have sexual dreams about Colin Firth. I’m actually more into Matthew MacFadyen from the feature film versioin. I know, weird right?
So anyway, I saw a random poster one day that caught my eye, and I was super excited about it. The theatre department at the local university was doing a stage performance for the 200th anniversary of this awesome book.
I bought tickets the same day.
A good friend of mine, who is a lot older than me and loves the same book, reacted about the same way I did, like a screaming little girl. Together, we went, and it was so much fun!!
The thing about pride and prejudice is that it’s a long story. I mean the book isn’t that thick, but there are a lot of characters and a lot goes on. It’s hard to squeeze it all into two hours. But this production was fun and cheeky, and managed to get the story out just fine. I think that perhaps you had to be a fan to really get everything that happened, but it was still a really good show.
Congrats to the entire cast. It was well acted, well put together, and really funny.