***** Highly Recommended ***** I’m a Jane Austin fan. I’ve read and reread all of her books, wry commentaries on the courtship rituals of the English gentry. The Bennett family, described so well in “Pride and Prejudice”, is dear to me. I loved Northlight Theatre’s 2016 production of “Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley”, so I was happy to see that Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon had written a companion play set ’downstairs’ at Pemberley. “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley” is fresh and witty, fitting perfectly into Jane Austin’s world. I loved it. 4 BIG Spotlights.
“Miss Bennett: Christmas at Pemberley” runs through December 22nd at Northlight Theatre, North Shore Center for the Performing Arts, 9501 Skokie Blvd, Skokie. Parking is free. Running time is 2 hours, 10 minutes, with an intermission. Performances are Wednesdays at 1:00 at 7:30 pm; Thursdays at 7:30 pm; Fridays at 8:00 pm; Saturdays at 2:30 and 8:00 pm; and Sundays at 2:30 pm. There will be an Open Captioning performance on Saturday, December 7th at 2:30 pm. Tickets range from $30-$89. FYI (847) 673-6300 or www.northlight.org.
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