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L.A. THEATRE WORKS CELEBRATES 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF JANE AUSTEN'S "PRIDE AND PREJUDICE" ON NOV. 4

October 3, 2012
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GEORGE MASON UNIVERSITY’S CENTER FOR THE ARTS

WELCOMES

L.A. THEATRE WORKS

CELEBRATING THE 200TH ANNIVERSARY OF

JANE AUSTEN’S “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE”

Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at 7 p.m.

 

Starring Broadway and television veterans Jane Carr and Nicholas Hormann

 

FAIRFAX, Va., Oct. 3, 2012 – “It is a truth universally acknowledged, that a single man in possession of a good fortune, must be in want of a wife,” begins this revered literary masterpiece by one of Britain’s greatest authors. In celebration of the 200th anniversary of this cherished novel, L.A. Theatre Works presents Christina Calvit’s rich adaptation of Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice” at George Mason University’s Center for the Arts in Fairfax on Sunday, Nov. 4, 2012 at 7 p.m. A pre-performance discussion, free to ticket holders, begins 45 minutes prior to the concert on the Center’s Grand Tier III and is sponsored by the Friends of the Center for the Arts.

Set in the English countryside, “Pride and Prejudice” navigates through the intricacies of marriage, manners and morals among polite British society. The story follows the Bennets, a family of five daughters and their meddlesome mother who is desperate to marry each of them off to suitable gentlemen. At the heart of this beloved tale is the turbulent courtship between the spirited and independent Elizabeth Bennet, who wishes to marry for love, and the arrogant but honorable Mr. Darcy. Broadway, film and television veterans Jane Carr (“Two and a Half Men,” “The Closer,” “The Five-Year Engagement” and Broadway’s “Mary Poppins”) and Nicholas Hormann (“Seinfeld,” “Parks and Recreation,” “Desperate Housewives,” “Bones,” “Frasier” and “The West Wing”) appear as Mr. and Mrs. Bennet.

Under its producing director, Susan Albert Loewenberg, L.A. Theatre Works has developed a reputation for staging superb radio dramas with first-rate casts and live sound effects, resulting in a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting. Broadcast on NPR, BBC, CBC and Radio Beijing Network in China, and streamed live online at www.latw.org, L.A. Theatre Works has brought some of the finest recorded dramatic literature into millions of homes around the globe. The company records the majority of its productions in Los Angeles with casts of critically acclaimed film and stage actors before a live audience of season subscribers. Today, the company’s Audio Theater Collection includes more than 500 classic and contemporary titles – the largest library of its kind in the world – and its collection is available in more than 9,000 libraries around the world. In addition, more than 3,000 high schools across the nation use L.A. Theatre Works’ recordings and study guides to teach literature, language arts, history and civics through the company’s “Alive & Aloud” educational outreach program. L.A. Theatre Works’ newest initiative, “The Play’s the Thing for Higher Education,” makes more than 300 digitized works available for universities and colleges across the country. The company has received numerous accolades from the Audio Publishers Association, the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, Publisher’s Weekly, Writer’s Guild of America, American Library Association, Grammy Awards and many others.

 

Tickets for L.A. THEATRE WORKS’ production of “PRIDE AND PREJUDICE” are $20, $32 and $40. Visit the box office (open Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m. to 6 p.m.), charge by phone at 888-945-2468 or visit cfa.gmu.edu. The Center for the Arts complex is located on George Mason University’s Fairfax Campus at the intersection of Braddock Road and Route 123. Paid parking is located in the Mason Pond Parking Deck adjacent the Concert Hall and FREE parking is located in university Lot K. For more information, please visit cfa.gmu.edu. Like us on Facebook at Facebook.com/gmucfa and follow us on Twitter at @GMU_CFA.

 

About Great Performances at Mason

Great Performances at Mason is a program of George Mason University's Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the College of Visual and Performing Arts (CVPA). CVPA provides an academic environment in which the arts are explored as individual disciplines and interdisciplinary forms that strengthen one another. The college prepares students for careers as creators, performers, teachers, scholars, arts leaders and arts entrepreneurs. Understanding that an education in the arts is deepened by regular contact with the work of distinguished visiting artists, the Center for the Arts, the professional presentation and production arm of the college, welcomes a variety of professional and world-renowned artists, musicians and actors to its stage. Students have the opportunity to perform, create and exhibit their work in a wide variety of public venues including a 2,000-seat Concert Hall. CVPA is home to the Schools of Music, Dance and Art, the Department of Theater, as well as the Computer Game Design, Arts Management and Film and Video Studies programs.

 

About George Mason University

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