Lynn Meyers spends most of her time staging shows at Ensemble Theatre of Cincinnati, where she’s the producing artistic director. However, she headed a few blocks south from her Over-the-Rhine venue this month to direct Pride and Prejudice for Cincinnati Shakespeare Company at its Race Street venue. —-
The romantic comedy (read Julie York Coppens review here) is based on Jane Austen’s timeless and always popular novel from 1813, adapted by Jon Jory, one-time artistic director at Actor’s Theatre of Louisville. Like Meyers, Jory didn’t want to be stuck doing just one thing — after three decades of running a theater, he moved off to a teaching job in Seattle and spent more time writing plays and adaptations like this one.
CSC has plugged some of its best actors into this production, including Sara Clark as the fiercely independent Elizabeth Bennet and Sherman Fracher as her domineering, match-making mother. If you think classics aren’t your cup of tea, I suspect these performers and Jory’s script might win you over. Give it a chance!
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