MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY
BY LAUREN GUNDERSON & MARGOT MELCON
REPERTORY THEATRE OF ST. LOUIS
NOMINATED FOR FIVE 2018 ST. LOUIS THEATER CIRCLE AWARDS:
"THE DARCY'S ARE HOSTING THE MOST CHARMING CHRISTMAS IN TOWN...GORGEOUS...
DAZZLING...Director Jenn Thompson joins Gunderson and Melcon in keeping all the characters true to the women and men we cherish."
- St. Louis Post-Dispatch
“FIVE STARS!...a cast so ELEGANT and IDEAL you'll believe Jane Austen herself was the casting director...arguably THE BEST HOLIDAY SHOW THE REP HAS EVER PRODUCED. It has everything you want in a production...heartfelt, incurably loveable and perfect for the season."
- CBS St. Louis
"A WITTY and DELIGHTFUL production...PURE JOY FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Jenn Thompson's direction captures the humor and heart of this piece in deft fashion. Thompson has a talented ensemble to work with, and makes the most of their comic and dramatic sensibilities to produce A NEW HOLIDAY CLASSIC!"
- Broadway World
"REMARKABLY CHARMING...guarantees a good laugh just about every 90 seconds. And with director Jenn Thompson, it's solid and steady and may even boast a few glimmers of genius...UNEXPECTEDLY POWERFUL at the end."
-Talkin ' Broadway
"WITTY and STYLISH...IRRESISTIBLE! A handsome holiday treat...IMPECCABLE performances of an INSPIRED cast under Jenn Thompson’s carefully crafted direction. Devotees of Austen doubtless will delight in this tasty confection so intricately prepared by Thompson."
- LaDue News
"CHARMING...LAVISH...BRILLIANT!..mic-dropping punchlines at the PERFECT moments. While an ENTERTAINING, FAST-PACED, HILARIOUS ride, "Miss Bennet" is also a sweet reminder to love one another -- especially over the Christmas holiday....director Jenn Thompson deserves a distinction as well for her FABULOUS re-telling. "
"A TREAT THAT WE COULD WELCOME FOR SEASONS TO COME...Jenn Thompson has directed this masterpiece with another keen eye toward Jane Austen and the manners and mores of the time. It SPARKLES and CRACKLES with hearty laughs, just the right amount of tension...a few tears and a loving and hearty message for everyone at this time of year. RUN TO THE REP!"
- Stage Door St. Louis
"EXQUISITE...LOVELY...PERFECT FOR THE HOLIDAYS! Add Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley to your holiday calendar for a WITTY and CHARMING night of theatre."
- St. Louis Limelight
"AN UTTER FROLIC OF A PLAY...Director Jenn Thompson has brought things together in fine fashion...Anyone who’s enjoyed the movies, even those based however loosely on Austen...should be at the box office, absolutely braying for tickets. It’s A PERFECT HOLIDAY INDULGENCE."
- St. Louis Eats and Drinks
"This is SUCH A FUN SHOW. With an OUTSTANDING lead performance and a FIRST-RATE supporting cast, along with STUNNING production values and overall Austen-like atmosphere coupled with the festivity of the holiday season, this production is simply A WINNER. It’s a real treat for the holiday season. GO SEE IT!"
- Theatre Thoughts