Tuesday, 12 November 2013

Celebrating Jane Austen's Birthday this December

 Jane Austen was born 238 years ago this December.  What better way to celebrate the birth of our favourite author than to go along to the Gate Theatre, Dublin, next month, with the JASI, to see the latest production of Pride and Prejudice, in this the bicentenary year of that novel's publication.
But wait!  Exciting News!  The lovely people at The Gate Theatre have organised a speaker to come and talk to us before the evening performance of Pride and Prejudice on the 5th December.  Now you have a very good reason to book your tickets on that particular evening and to come along and meet your fellow JASI members after the show in the bar.  Of course, this means that you will need to be there at 6:30, an hour before the play begins.
The pre-show talk will be given by Lori Comerford, the very she who is currently presenting a course on Jane Austen every Monday evening in University College Dublin.  I am sure she will have us enthralled!  So do hurry and book your ticket for The Gate on Thursday, December 5th; it promises to be a wonderful evening.  What a fine way to celebrate Jane Austen's birthday!

Here is the cast list, just to whet your appetite:

We are excited to announce that Sam O’Mahony will play the role of Mr. Darcy.
Lorna Quinn will play Elizabeth Bennet, Eleanor Methven will play the part of silly Mrs. Bennet, while her long suffering husband, Mr. Bennet, will be played by Stephen Brennan.
Mark O’Regan will play Elizabeth’s cousin Mr. Collins.

Other cast members include:
Aoibhinn Garrihy as Jane Bennet; Rachel Gleeson as Mary Bennet; Kerrie O’Sullivan as Kitty Bennet; Genevieve Hulme Beaman as Lydia Bennet; Stephen Swift as Mr. Bingley; Rebecca O’Mara as Caroline Bingley; Maeve Fitzgerald as Charlotte Lucas; Barbara Brennan as Lady Catherine de Bourgh; David O’Brien as Sir William Lucas; Michael Ford Fitzgerald as Mr Wickham and Jonathan Delaney Tynan as Colonel Fitzwilliam.
This production will be directed by Alan Stanford.
Set & Costume Designer Bruno Schweng

Lighting Designer James McConnell
Tickets: Previews €25 | Opening Night €32 | Monday: ALL TICKETS €25 | Tuesday-
Thursday: €32 | Friday-Saturday: €35 | Matinees €25 |
Booking www.gatetheatre.ie or 01 874 4045