17-18 Season

Pride and Prejudice

Douglas Martin’s full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice, which debuted in April 2017, brings the 1813 romantic classic penned by Jane Austen to life.

March 2, 2018, 8:00 pm

Douglas Martin’s full-length ballet, Pride and Prejudice, which debuted in April of 2017, brings the 1813 romantic classic penned by Jane Austen to life, celebrating its beloved tale of love, manners and marriage in the English gentry, a broad social class that includes those who owned land (the country or landed gentry) as well as the professional classes (lawyers, doctors and clergy) who did not. Specifically, it follows the main character, Elizabeth Bennet, as she deals with issues of manners, upbringing, morality, education and marriage in the society of the landed gentry of the British Regency. The ballet is supported by the wonderfully melodic music of Ignaz Pleyel, the Austrian-born French composer, with costumes tailored to showcase the fashions of the English Regency period from 1790–1820.