Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
Milwaukee Rep - Quadracci Powerhouse Theater
Wednesday, December 5, 2018
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Kimberly Senior
A CONTEMPORARY HIT BASED ON A CLASSIC
Spend the holiday season with your favorite Pride and Prejudice characters as they gather at Pemberley, the stately home of Mr. and Mrs. Darcy.
Synopsis: In this clever and charming sequel to Jane Austen’s masterwork written by the most produced playwright in America in 2017, the bookish and oft-forgotten middle child of the Bennet family finally has her day. An unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence and the chance to be the heroine of her own story. Told with exceptional modern wit and dazzling period style, this romantic comedy will delight Austen aficionados and newcomers alike.
Estimated Run Time: Two hours and 20 minutes including one intermission (1:30 PM - 3:50 PM)
Learn more by visiting the Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley website regarding the cast, video clips of cast performances, interviews & rehearsals, and all the latest news as opening day (November 13th) draws near.
Feature story from the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel: 'Christmas at Pemberley' at Milwaukee Rep is a holiday treat for Jane Austen fans
Miss Bennet will be staged in the large, yet intimate Quadracci Powerhouse Theater. For information including photos about this unique theater venue, click here.
The Quadracci Powerhouse Theater is handicapped accessible. There is handrail support on each row as you descend and ascend the aisle.
Rep-in-Depth: An optional, but highly recommended, lively and informative 30-minute pre-talk which starts 45 minutes before every performance in the Quadracci Powerhouse Theater and runs from 12:45 PM to 1:15 PM. It is free and you can drop in any time during the course of the talk.
Accessibility Policy: On the Badger Bus, you must be able to climb steps to board and exit the bus. If you need assistance, we require that you bring a friend to give you a hand.
Guest Policy: Members must register their guests. Each PLATO member is entitled to bring one non-member guest per bus trip. (Members may bring more than one guest near the registration Deadline Date if seats are available. Check with trip organizer.) Non-member guests pay an additional $15.00 registration fee. PLATO Membership is $60.00/year.
LUNCH is on your own*
Our bus will make two neighborhood lunch stops in addition to the Group Lunch option at Mader's. First, at the Milwaukee Rep for their pre-show luncheon (RSVP by Monday, November 26, to Jaime Lacy at 414-290-7076 or JLacy@MilwaukeeRep.com), and second at Milwaukee Public Market in the Historic Third Ward.
The group lunch will be at Mader's Restaurant. This historic landmark Milwaukee restaurant will be decked in Christmas finery and is offering a German lunch buffet for $22.00 per person, tax and gratuity included.
*Group Lunch Option is available to those who want to register, but may be hesitant...not knowing anyone and uncomfortable eating alone. The group option lunch addresses this concern and is a good way to make new theater trip friends. Just answer "Yes" to Group Lunch questions on the registration form and we will take care of the rest.
Milwaukee Public Market
One stop will be at the Milwaukee Public Market containing eight distinctive eateries.
There are many nearby Third Ward restaurants from which to choose. A list of past PLATO theater trip participants' Third Ward restaurant recommendations, including websites and map, will be provided.
Historic Third Ward Guide
Historic Third Ward Official Restaurant List
Historic Third Ward Official Shopping List
There are a number of restaurants near the Milwaukee Rep located on both sides of the Milwaukee River and between the Milwaukee Public Market and the Milwaukee Rep all within easy walking distance.
A list of the Milwaukee Rep restaurant recommendations from past PLATO theater trip participants, including websites and map, will be provided.
Bear in mind that our boarding bus route is like Madison Metro or any other municipal bus service. Please arrive early at your boarding stop so you don’t miss the bus. When everyone is aboard and seated, we leave. Arrive early and we will all arrive in Milwaukee on time to begin our adventure.
– Don’t be late. We can wait just 5 minutes at any one location.
– Pack water bottles and snacks for sustenance on the trip.
8:20 AM Bus arrives Oakwood University Woods
8:45 AM Bus departs Oakwood University Woods
9:05 AM Bus departs Capitol Lakes
9:25 AM Bus departs East Towne Sears for Milwaukee (or sooner if everyone is aboard)
11:00 AM Arrive Mader's Restaurant 1041 N. Old World 3rd St. for those attending group lunch
11:15 AM Arrive Milwaukee Rep 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. entrance for Rep luncheon or nearby downtown restaurants.
11:25 AM Arrive Milwaukee Public Market and other nearby Third Ward restaurants
12:15 PM Bus returns to Mader's Restaurant to pick up group lunch participants
12:25 PM Bus returns to Milwaukee Public Market for those who need a ride to the Rep-in-Depth pre-talk and would rather not walk the five blocks to the Milwaukee Rep.
12:45 PM Rep-in-Depth pre-talk begins
1:30 PM Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley performance begins
3:50 PM Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley performance ends
4:00 PM Begin bus boarding for return to Madison 139 E. Kilbourn Ave. entrance. There will be adequate time for coat check retrieval and restroom use.
4:20 PM Depart for Madison (or sooner if everyone is aboard)
Arrive Madison (Estimated)
5:45 PM Bus returns to East Towne Sears
6:00 PM Bus returns to Capitol Lakes
6:15 PM Bus returns to Oakwood University Woods
Miss Bennet PLATO Mail-in Registration Form (including instructions)
For further information: Contact Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley theater trip organizer, Jean Kasten, firstname.lastname@example.org, 608-358-5448, and Tammy Albrecht, email@example.com, 608-449-0401.