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St. Norbert College Theatre Announces Its Fall Production of "Pride and Prejudice"

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From St. Norbert College, October 26, 2023
by Hannah O'Brien,, 920-403-3153

The St. Norbert College theatre program will present “Pride and Prejudice,” by Kate Hamill and based on the novel by Jane Austen, beginning Wednesday, Nov. 7, and running through Saturday, Nov. 11, in the Webb Theatre of the Abbot Penning’s Hall of Fine Arts at St. Norbert College. All performances will be held at 7:30 p.m.

Set in early 19th century (mostly) Regency English countryside, this surprising, boisterous and timely “Pride and Prejudice” is for a new era. It explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools than the high-stakes game of love? The New York Times wrote: “Hamill … has a gift for condensing three-volume novels into galloping two-act plays. Her screwball ‘Pride and Prejudice’ … is as frolicsome as her earlier efforts. It hasn’t met a rib it can’t tickle.”

The St. Norbert College theatre program’s production is directed by Stephen Rupsch, professor of theatre studies. April Beiswenger, associate professor of theatre and director of theatre studies, both produced and designed costumes. Brittney Fritz is the technical director, and Bethany Naylor is the assistant technical director. Student Jacinta Maslanka (Crestwood, Ill.) designed the set, and student Daphne Johnson (De Pere, Wis.) designed the lighting.

Students in the cast and crew include: Mariah Boron (Wautoma, Wis.), Cassidy Catalano (Appleton, Wis.), Natalie Elfner (Homewood, Ill.), Allie Farris, Eliza Griffey (Mishicot, Wis.), Sophia Johnson (Germantown, Wis.), Eric King (Clintonville, Wis.), Molly Kubica (Appleton, Wis.), Aoife Marinan (Lawrence, Wis.), Katherine Martinez (Sun Prairie, Wis.), Anastasia Ramirez (Schaumburg, Ill.), Evelyn Rickards (Green Bay, Wis.), Kit Sanders-Mikkelson (Onalaska, Wis.), Jacqueline Stumpf (Superior, Wis.), Joseph Sule II (Green Bay, Wis.), Olivia Waschbisch (Oconto Falls, Wis.), Natalie Waurio (Appleton, Wis.), Kiley Williams-Chvosta (Richfield, Wis.) and Keenan Wylie (Appleton, Wis.).

Tickets are on sale now. Advance prices are $15 for adults and $2 for students. To purchase tickets online, visit This production contains silly adult situations.

For more information, contact the St. Norbert College ticket office at 920-403-3950, or visit

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