Pride and Prejudice

July 06 - August 31, 2013 on the Wurtele Thrust Stage
In celebration of the 200th anniversary of Pride and Prejudice, the Guthrie presents a stage adaptation the whole family can enjoy. Jane Austen’s witty comedy of manners – one of the most beloved novels of all time – tells the story of the five Bennet daughters who are in need of suitable husbands. The arrival of the wealthy Mr. Bingley and his best friend Mr. Darcy (played by Vincent Kartheiser, best known for his role as Pete Campbell on AMC’s “Mad Men”) stirs romantic thoughts among the sisters and the matrimonial matchmaking begins. Tensions mount between the young, spitfire Elizabeth Bennet (played by Ashley Rose Montondo, a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater B.F.A. Actor Training Program) and the arrogant Mr. Darcy, though he cannot escape a growing attraction to her rebellious behavior. A tangle of mistaken impressions and unexpected revelations keeps Austen’s famous young couple apart until a major social error ironically allows Darcy to swallow his pride and Elizabeth to rethink her prejudice.

Run time: 2 hours 35 minutes including one intermission 


Kitty Bennet/Annabel de Bourgh
Ivy Beech
Sir William Lucas/Mr. Reynolds
J.C. Cutler
Charlotte Lucas
Laura Esping
Mr. Darcy
Vincent Kartheiser
Mr. Bingley
Hugh Kennedy
Lydia Bennet
Aeysha Kinnunen
Mr. Wickham
Juan Rivera Lebron
 Elizabeth Bennet Ashley Rose Montondo
Mr. Collins
Kris L. Nelson
Mary Bennet/Georgiana Darcy
Thallis Santestesban
Miss Bingley
Anna Sundberg
Mr. Bennet
Peter Thomson
Mrs. Bennet
Suzanne Warmanen
Jane Bennet
Christine Weber
Lady Catherine de Bourgh/
Mrs. Gardiner
Sally Wingert

Artistic Staff

Joe Dowling
Set Designer
Alexander Dodge
Costume Designer
Mathew J. LeFebvre
Lighting Designer
Philip S. Rosenberg
Sound Designer
Scott W. Edwards
Carla Steen
Voice and Dialect Coach
Lucinda Holshue
Joe Chvala
Stage Manager
Jason Clusman
          Assistant Stage Manager
Meaghan Rosenberger
Assistant Director
Adrian Balbontin


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Pride and Prejudice Play Guide
Play Guide
from the Guthrie Theater's 2003 production of Pride and Prejudice


Christine Weber (Jane Bennet), Juan Rivera Lebron, Aeysha Kinnunen (Lydia Bennet) and Emanuel Ardeleanu in Pride and Prejudice
Anna Sundberg (Miss Bingley) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mr. Darcy) in Pride and Prejudice
Christine Weber (Jane) and Ashley Rose Montondo (Elizabeth Bennet) in Pride and Prejudice
Ashley Rose Montondo (Elizabeth Bennet) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mr. Darcy)
Ivy Beech (Kitty Bennet), Ashley Rose Montondo (Elizabeth Bennet), Christine Weber (Jane Bennet), Suzanne Warmanen (Mrs. Bennet) and Aeysha Kinnunen (Lydia Bennet) in Pride and Prejudice
Ashley Rose Montondo (Elizabeth Bennet) and Vincent Kartheiser (Mr. Darcy)
production photos by Michael Brosilow


WCCO-TV: University of Minnesota grad Ashley Rose Montondo discusses playing Elizabeth Bennet.
Twin Cities Live
: Actor Vincent Kartheiser talks about "Pride and Prejudice" and "Mad Men"
Fox 9
: 'Mad Men' star to hit Guthrie stage in 'Pride and Prejudice'
Star Tribune
: A&E Spotlight: Neil Justin and Kristin Tillotson talk about Vincent Kartheiser's homecoming


The New York Times: Trading a Mad Man for Mr. Darcy
Star Tribune
: Kartheiser trades "Mad Men" suits for Mr. Darcy's breeches
: Vincent Kartheiser comes home to Guthrie
Mpls-St Paul Magazine: The Guthrie recreates the elegant energy of Jane Austen's Pride and Prejudice
Star Tribune: Withering Glance discusses a big tv star at the Guthrie
USA Today: 10 reasons we are still passionate about Pride and Prejudice 200 years after it was first published [From January 2013]
City Pages: The Madness in Vincent Kartheiser [From July 2012]

Web gallery

What Jane Saw: an e-gallery that recreates an exhibit of work by portrait painter Sir Joshua Reynolds. Jane Austen attended the exhibit on May 24, 1813. Created by the Department of English at the University of Texas at Austin.

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