Pride and Prejudice

by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen; directed by Amy Attaway
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Event Details

Wednesday, January 4 – 7:30PM
Thursday, January 5 – 7:30PM
Friday, January 6 – 7:30PM
Saturday, January 7 – 2:00PM (SOLD OUT) and 8:00PM (SOLD OUT)
Sunday, January 8 – 1:00PM (Open Captioning at this performance)

Location: The Kentucky Center – Bomhard Theatre, 501 West Main Street, Louisville, KY

Tickets: $27 per ticket (includes all fees – $23.08 ticket plus $3.92 Kentucky Center ticketing fees)

Running time: 2 hours and 30 minutes (includes one fifteen-minute intermission)


Kentucky Shakespeare presents Kate Hamill’s fresh, bold, and boisterous adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic novel. This charming romp through Lizzy Bennett’s world is Pride and Prejudice for a new era, exploring the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. An ensemble cast of some of your favorite Kentucky Shakespeare actors glide through this classic tale with great heart and at top speed.


Zachary Burrell: Mr. Darcy

Justin Jackson: Mr. Bingley/Mary

Abigail Bailey Maupin: Lydia/Lady Catherine De Bourgh

Gregory Maupin: Mr. Bennet/Charlotte Lucas

Mollie Murk: Lizzy

Brittany “BeeBee” Patillo: Jane/Miss De Bourgh

Jennifer Pennington: Mrs. Bennet/Servants

Neill Robertson: Mr. Collins/Wickham/Miss Bingley



Reviews of This Production

“Attaway and this troop of some of Kentucky Shakespeare’s brightest stars kept this play, which crams what feels fast in a 6 hour long mini series into 2 hours, bubbling and singing with energy, but never rushed. The audience was laughing and swooning, fully knowing what to expect, but surprised and delighted by the effervescence of the production. To look around the crowd and see what were undoubtedly multiple generations enjoying a play together, many of them likely reveling in a tale they’ve enjoyed 100 times, some of them maybe getting to experience it for the very first time, it is a testament to the power of a good story, well told.” – Tory Parker, Arts-Louisville (full review here)

“5 Stars! The Arts Insider is going on record by declaring that Kentucky Shakespeare’s “Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill (based on the novel by Jane Austin), will be remembered as one of the best repertory company productions she’s ever had the pleasure of experiencing.” – Gioia Patten, Arts Insider, Today’s Woman Magazine

“The sense of the costumes (Donna Lawrence-Downs) and sets (Eric Allgeier) may reflect Austin’s era, but the sensibility of the performance reflects our own. Director Amy Attaway has taken Hamill’s cues and run with them, assembling a talented company and encouraging them to play to their strengths and give it all they’ve got… as someone passing through town, I was glad to have the chance to see this talented bunch of actors at work.” –

Past Reviews

“Hamill…has a gift for condensing three-volume novels into galloping two-act plays. Her screwball PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…is as frolicsome as her earlier efforts. It hasn’t met a rib it can’t tickle.” — New York Times

“The ever-ingenious Hamill has given us something completely and delightfully different, a smallish-cast period-dress PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…adapted with fizzy, festive freedom, Hamill’s [PRIDE AND PREJUDICE] is full of Bringing Up Baby-style slapstick and the kind of barely controlled chaos that you’d expect to see in a five-door Feydeau farce…” — The Wall Street Journal

“…a laugh-out-loud adaptation… Hamill…give[s] Austen’s novel a deliciously antic sensibility…This PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has comedy at its heart, but regarding the treatment of women, it shows us enough unsettling similarities between the 18th century and now to make us pause thoughtfully between laughs.” —

“Hamill’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE has fun and charm to spare…[it] is full of high spirits and genuine mirth…Hamill excels…as a condenser of the story and a conveyer of fun. She cleverly squeezes Austen’s wide-ranging drawing-room comedy into the bodies of eight actors, almost all doubling to delightful and even moving effect.” — New York Magazine


This production is made possible with support from:

And the Jane Austen Society of Greater Louisville