Inspired by the immense popularity of last year’s holiday show, Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley, we have decided to return to the country estate of Pemberley once again, this time to see how the holidays unfolded downstairs. This holiday season, we invite you all to join us for The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley.
About The Play:
Inspired by the characters in Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, The Wickhams takes place at the estate of Pemberley, entering the servants’ quarters at the height of holiday preparations. A no-nonsense housekeeper, a spirited new maid, and a lovesick, enterprising footman see their work interrupted by a stream of guests from upstairs. Whether upstairs or downstairs, the residents are able to explore the confines of class and discover the warmth of family and the generosity of forgiveness.
About the Playwrights:
Lauren Gunderson is the most-produced living playwright in the U.S. for the third year in a row.
Her works focus heavily on female figures in history, science, and literature.
Margot Melcon is a dramaturg, administrator, and writer. As the Director of New Play Development at the Marin Theatre Company for seven years, Melcon helped develop over 30 productions.
Reserve Your Seats:
The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley will run December 8-10 at the Fredericton Playhouse, and December 11 at the Imperial Theatre with additional New Brunswick performance announcements coming soon.
December 8 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m.
December 9 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m.
December 10 | Fredericton Playhouse | 2:00 p.m.
December 10 | Fredericton Playhouse | 7:30 p.m.
December 11 | Imperial Theatre | 7:30 p.m.