Cal State Fullerton’s production of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, adapted by Jon Jory, is directed by Professor Mark Ramont and runs November 4-20, 2016 in the Young Theatre on campus. Adaptor Jon Jory was the longtime producing director of Actors Theatre of Louisville who helped form the Humana Festival of New American Plays that produced several notable plays such as “The Gin Games” by Donald L. Colburn, “Crimes of the Heart” by Beth Henley and “Dinner with Friends” by Donald Margulies. In 2000, Mr. Jory’s successful career led him to be inducted into the American Theatre Hall of Fame.
Director Mark Ramont has worked professionally as a director, artistic administrator and educator at theatres such as Circle Repertory Theatre (NYC), Ford’s Theatre (Washington D.C.), the Alley Theatre (Houston), the Hangar Theatre (Ithaca, NY) and Capitol City Playhouse (Austin). He is a recipient of the Princess Grace Foundation Statuette Award and recent CSUF credits include “The Night Thoreau Spent in Jail,” “Loose Ends” and “Don’t Dress for Dinner.” Jane Austen’s classic plot concerns the independent Elizabeth, her overzealous matchmaking mother and a string of unsuitable suitors. When she meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense.
The cast of “Pride and Prejudice” includes Casey Bowen as Mr. Darcy, Jacob Cropper as Bingley, Patrick Curley as Wickham, Jacqueline Del Valle as Jane, Kelly Rosales as Elizabeth, Johnny Eberhardt as Ensemble, Sadie Elizondo as Miss Bingley, Jayson Guthrie as Mr. Gardiner, Megan Hill as Charlotte, Danielle Johnson as Mary, Siena Ledger as Kitty/Georgiana, Timothy Lee as Ensemble, Noa Lev-Ari as Mrs. Bennet, Michael Libera as Mr. Collins, Monique Magpayo as Mrs. Gardiner, Jeremy Mercado as Mr. Bennet, Wyn Moreno as Fitzwilliams/William, Emma Petersen as Lydia, Allie Revelino as Lady Catherine, Isobel Beaman as Ensemble, Sarah Bloom as Ensemble and Leo Torrez as Officer. Scenic design is by Ann Sheffield, lighting design is by Carly McNamee, costume design is by Dianne Graebner, sound design is by John Favreau and hair/makeup design is by Jaqueline Davis.
“Pride and Prejudice” plays at 8pm on November 4, 5, 10, 11, 12, 16, 17, 18, 19 and at 2pm on November 12, 13, 19, 20. General admission tickets are $14 ($12 with advance Titan Discount purchase for students, seniors or with a CSUF ID). All tickets are $14 at the door. Tickets are available by calling (657) 278-3371, 11am-5pm, Monday through Friday and online.
Soon to follow in the CSUF season is “The Drowsy Chaperone” with Music and Lyrics by Lisa Lambert and Greg Morrison and Book by Bob Martin and Don McKellar. The winner of five Broadway musical Tony Awards (including Best Book and Best Original Score), is directed by Sarah Ripper, choreographed by William F. Lett, with musical direction by Mitchell Hanlon. Performances will be held in the Little Theatre, November 18-December 11, 2016.