The Westview Theatre Department will present an adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel Pride and Prejudice at 7:30 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 4, and 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 5, in the Wilson Auditorium at Westview Jr.-Sr. High School.
The adaptation and dramatization was done by Claudia Haas and the play is being directed Shiloh and Pam Flowers.
The cast includes Tennelle Flowers as Elizabeth, Masha Vedyashkina as Jane, Devin Bontreger as Mr. Darcy, Ben Cramer as Mr. Bennet, Katie Rinehart as Mrs. Bennet, and Sarah Astling as Mary. Additional cast members are Kacie West as Kitty, Andrea Weaver as Lydia, Austin Glenn as Mr. Bingley, Erika Byler as Caroline Bingley, Jacob Churney as Mr. Whickham, Sarah Brugger as Lady Catherine deBourgh, Charlotte Jones as Georgianna Darcy, Briauna Wisler as Charlotte Lucas, Drew Sumwalt as Mr. Collins, and Jordan Blank, Justine Sumwalt, Bill Hites and Brondon Meadows as the aunts and uncles.
This adaptation of Pride and Prejudice captures the comedy and romance of Jane Austen’s timeless novel, originally published in 1813. The story centers around the Bennet family, a comfortable but not excessively wealthy family living in the English countryside in the early 1800s. Mrs. Bennet’s objective is to find wealthy husbands for her daughters to marry. Mrs. Bennet believes her problems are solved when Jane, the eldest daughter, seems to have caught the attention of a wealthy landowner named Charles Bingly. But Bingly’s snobbish family and close friend and acquaintance, Mr. Darcy, have other ideas.