Marist Theatre Guild Presents: “Pride and Prejudice”


Grace OMalley, MHS News Writer

The Marist Theatre Guild will present the comedy “Pride and Prejudice” as the autumn play on November 10,11,12 at 7:30pm and November 13th at 1:30pm. 

The play will be directed by Mrs. Erin Kelly and Mrs. Erin Vail.  Both directors began teaching in fall of 2004.

”It’s really a playful adaptation of the classic romance novel Pride and Prejudice,” Kelly stated, “So it’s something that everyone can relate to even though it’s a play that technically takes place in the 1880s. It’s still about things that we can all relate to and enjoy.”

The story is about the love between Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennet and Mr. Fitzwilliam Darcy. Mr. Darcy must overcome his ego and Elizabeth must overcome her bigotry in order to fall in love.

Mr. Darcy will be played by Andrew Crisp (‘23) and Emma Fishback (‘23) will be playing Lizzy.

The play will be performed in the RedHawk Theater, and tickets will be available two weeks prior to the show. They will be for sale in the ARC for students to purchase, and at the door for families and the community. 

Proceeds support the Marsit Theater Guild which for the past 20+ years has been an important aspect of the Marist community.   This club gives students a place where they can show what they are passionate about.

“It gives people a place where they can express themselves.” Freshman Sarah Nwokeji stated. She will be playing Mrs. Bingley, Mr. Bingley’s sister. 

Jonah Groff, Freshman, is doing the play to meet more people and to eventually do even more plays. It is a place where he can be creative outside of the classroom.

As for the progress of the production, rehearsals for the show have been going successfully. 

“We’re just right where we should be in the progress of the production and the actors are having a fun time.” Kelly concluded. “Rehearsals are hilarious…because the show is a comedy. As again, the actors are kind of making these discoveries about their character and it’s just a lot of fun.”