Elizabeth – Darcy – Toronto Fringe Press Release 2013

Celebrate the bicentennial of Pride and Prejudice by diving into Elizabeth -­ Darcy, a fresh twist on a classic.

From press release:

Tom Arthur Davis (smash hit award winning Mamoud, Toronto and NYC Fringe 2012) is directing Hallie Burt (John and Beatrice, The Queer Bathroom Monologues: Patron’s Pick Toronto Fringe 2011) and Kate Werneburg (The Centre of Everything Civilised, A Midwinter’s Dream Tale) in a new adaptation of Pride and Prejudice that promises to be fast-­paced and fun: the 75 minute site–specific Elizabeth – Darcy at the Campbell House Museum during this year’s Toronto Fringe.

Audiences will experience the beautiful and historic home in a truly immersive way, by following the players through the house as the action moves from room to room. Burt and Werneburg take on all the parts, but this gender­bending version is more than just a sight ­gag.

Elizabeth ­- Darcy remains true to the spirit of Jane Austen’s beloved novel, while playfully exploring the nature of love and gender both now and in 1813, when the novel was first published. With two female actors playing all the parts, and moving through a realistic space with an audience, Elizabeth ­- Darcy will challenge some current theatrical conventions.

With dramaturgy by Bruce Pitkin (director, The House of Bernarda Alba: Best Production, Ensemble and Director from NOW Magazine, Fringe 2012) Elizabeth -­ Darcy examines one of the world’s best loved comedies in a refreshing new way. Celebrate the bicentennial of Pride and Prejudice by diving into Elizabeth -­ Darcy, a fresh twist on a classic.

Elizabeth – Darcy, presented by Burt and Werneburg (in association with the Toronto Fringe Festival) plays the following dates at the Campbell House Museum (160 Queen St. West):

  • July 03 08:00 PM
  • July 04 08:00 PM
  • July 05 08:00 PM
  • July 06 02:00 PM
  • July 06 08:00 PM
  • July 07 02:00 PM
  • July 07 08:00 PM
  • July 08 08:00 PM
  • July 09 08:00 PM
  • July 10 08:00 PM
  • July 11 08:00 PM
  • July 12 08:00 PM
  • July 13 02:00 PM
  • July 13 08:00 PM
  • July 14 02:00 PM
  • July 14 08:00 PM

Tickets cost $10 and can be bought at the door, or purchased in advance at fringetix.ca or by phone at 416-966-1062, extension 1. Additional fees apply to advance purchases.

Please note that latecomers are never seated at Fringe performances.