By Sidney Davis, Staff Writer
The “Theatre on the James” cast members are putting a fresh twist to Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice, starring Claire Whelen as Elizabeth Bennett, Cory Williams as Mr. Darcy and Grayson Carter as Colonel Fitzwilliam.
Theater teacher and director Ms. Allison Oyler was inspired to produce Pride and Prejudice because it was one of her favorite novels. She described it as “serious with some comedic elements, and we [Theater on the James] have mostly done comedies”
When asked if the crew had any surprises in store, Oyler replied “No real surprises with this one…I think what we will attempt is making the show fresh, making our audience fall in love with the characters as they fall in love.”
Rehearsals started on Tuesday, and will continue weekly on Tuesday through Friday after school until four o’clock.
Performances are scheduled for October 24, 25, and 26 at seven o’clock. Come support James River’s talent in Pride and Prejudice!