Annapolis High School puts on modernized ‘Pride and Prejudice’

p and p imageBring your tweens and teens out to see the Annapolis High School Drama Company's production of "Pride and Prejudice" this weekend at Annapolis High School.

The show will be Nov. 15 and 16 at 7 p.m. and Nov. 17 at 2 p.m. in the Annapolis High School auditorium located at 2700 Riva Road.

 


Pride & Prejudice set in the 20s

This adaptation of the Jane Austen novel will not be set in the 19th century but in the 1920s. The 20-member high school cast has been rehearsing their lines and learning the Foxtrot, Waltz and Charleston for the many party scenes.

"Our production is reminiscent of Downton Abbey with a Gatsby flair," said Andrew Parr, AHS Theater Arts teacher and director of the production. "This take of love, self-respect and pride has demonstrated survival through the ages, and it only seems right to truly show the audience how timeless and relevant it is today."

Students are working on sets, lighting and sound, tech needs as well as costume design and props for this updated period piece.

"The show with iuts costumes, hairstyles and music has been updated and modernized by the language still works in this time frame. It is fresh without disrupting the story, said Megan Cramer Davis, AHS social studies teacher and co-director.

During the Saturday performance, area high school students trained as critics through The Cappies Critics and Awards Program will attend the production and write reviews of the performances. These reviews will be instrumental in the Drama Company's eligibility and ultimate nomination for the 2013-14 school year awards. The awards will be announced at The Cappies Gala in the Spring of 2014 at the Hippodrome in Baltimore where theater productions from high schools in Baltimore, Carroll, Howard, Anne Arundel, and Southern Harford Counties as well as Baltimore City will compete in various categories similar to The Tony Awards.

Tickets for Annapolis High School Drama Company's production of Pride and Prejudice are sold in advance or at the door: $10/adults, $5/students and senior citizens.

For more information including a ticket pre-order form go to the Annapolis High School website.

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