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Nevada Conservatory Theatre Opens Pride and Prejudice

This Jane Austen classic, adapted by Kate Hamill, runs through May 5 in the Judy Bayley Theatre.

Nevada Conservatory Theatre is proud to present Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Kate Hamill, through May 5 in the Judy Bayley Theatre at the University of Nevada, Las Vegas.

Finding your perfect match can be daunting and Elizabeth Bennett has no desire to attach herself to anyone, let alone the dashing and infuriating Mr. Darcy. Bold, surprising, and hilarious, Hamill’s highly theatrical adaptation of Jane Austin’s classic tale of latent love is absurdly delightful. 

“Jane Austen is so beloved today because her stories are relatable, recognizable, and filled with humor and love," said Director Valerie Rachelle. Austen gives us insight into our own human follies, failings, and triumphs in a way that allows us to laugh at ourselves and know that the human race offers hope, kindness, and generosity at the end of it all. 

It is always a joy to work on an Austen-inspired piece and experience the roller coaster ride she offers, from laughter to tears and everything in between, with a cast of performers.“

The cast includes Autumn Morgan as Lizzy, JoAnn Birt as Jane, DeVon William as Lydia, Cynthia Nesbit as Charlotte, Nyssa Newman as Lady Catherine, Kate Critchfield as Miss DeBourgh, Andrew Bullard as Mr. Darcy, Nick Case as Mr. Bingley, Drew Callahan as Mr. Collins, Andrew Trevino as Wickham, Kymberly Mellen as Mrs. Bennet, Taylor Hanes as Mr. Bennet,  Nico Lemus as Mary, Bridgett Contreras as Miss Bingley, Dylan Omori McCombs as Ensemble, Jonathan Esquivel, and Mahtab Zargari as understudies/swing.

The production team includes Cecilia Fisher, scenic designer;  Leah Procita, costume designer; Paige Borak, lighting designer; Brianna Hughs, sound designer; Timothy Simon, technical director; and Lyndsey Wigand, stage manager Rachelle has been a professional director and choreographer for over 25 years. She attended California Institute of the Arts for her BFA in Acting and the University of California Irvine for her MFA in Directing. She has worked at theaters around the country including Oregon Shakespeare Festival, Utah Shakespeare Festival, Syracuse Opera, Eugene Opera, Fresno Grand Opera, Sierra Repertory Theatre, Glendale Center Theater, Performance Riverside, Lucid By Proxy, Oregon Cabaret Theater, Utah Festival Opera and Musical Theater, Southern Oregon University, El Camino College, Summer Repertory Theater, PCPA Theaterfest and many others.

Rachelle is the artistic director of the Oregon Cabaret Theatre in Ashland, Oregon, which is in its 39th season.

The College of Fine Arts educates, empowers, and engages creative people to become visionary change-makers in the arts through acts of imagination. At UNLV we believe the arts are an essential good for society. We make education relevant and accessible through our programs and outreach. We create new knowledge in the arts. We celebrate independent thought and the power of bringing people together to foster creativity. 

Tickets are $30 and can be purchased at the Performing Arts Center Box Office, online, or by calling 702-895-ARTS (2787).


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