The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon Directed by Vince Petronio
For the second show of our 114th season, The Players at Barker welcomes in the Holiday Season with The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley. The Wickhams takes place at the estate of Jane Austen’s Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy, entering the servants’ quarters of Pemberley at the height of holiday preparations. A no-nonsense housekeeper, a spirited new maid, and a lovesick, enterprising footman see their work interrupted by a stream of guests from upstairs, including a surprise late-night visit from the uninvited and most unwelcome George Wickham, the youngest Bennet sister Lydia’s rogue of a husband and Mr. Darcy’s sworn enemy. Whether upstairs or downstairs, the residents of Pemberley explore the confines of class and discover the warmth of family and the generosity of forgiveness in this charming spin-off of the classic 19th century Jane Austen novel.
Performance Dates: December 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 9th, 10th, & 11th Curtain Time: Friday and Saturday – 7:30pm, Sunday – 2:00pm
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