Thursday, July 18, 2013
an evening with jane austen fans
You see, the theater was packed with lots of people (mostly women) who had read Pride and Prejudice and loved Jane Austen novels in general. Then there were other people who came to see Vincent Kartheiser, who plays a character in Mad Men, playing the prideful Mr. Darcy.
And this seems to be a beautiful stage production (adapted by playwright Simon Reade) of a 400+-page classic novel. It's just that for a novice like me, it's hard to remember which of the five Bennet daughters is which and which guys you wish that each would end up with. So, if you're going to see this play, put yourself in the proper category: Austen fan, Mad Men fan, or confused and sometimes-bored stranger.