Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice


Flyer about Pride and Prejudice play

Students at North Forsyth High School performed a play called “Pride and Prejudice.” Colleen Martin is the head teacher, leading it. The play was shown open on April 14, at 7 p.m. and April 15, at 7 p.m. The tickets to watch the play were $8 for students and $10 for adults. They are in association with Dramatists Play Service Inc. by Kate Hamill. “Pride and Prejudice” is based on the novel by Jane Austen. 


There has been some preparation for the play. As a class, they talked about (the life of?) Jane Austen and “read the script a couple of times,” states Martin. There has been a ton of work behind the scenes from doing the props and costumes. Martin also says the actors learned “a lot of very difficult language.”


“(I’m looking forward to)people seeing a classic in a new way,” Martin commented She also likes watching her “students grow through the process,” and enjoys seeing where the plays start and see where it ends.


Avery Whitling, who plays Lydia Bennet, stated she attended rehearsals and went over lines as  preparation for her part. She has also done costume fittings and looked up makeup inspirations. 


Whittling stated that she likes how “humorous but also romantic” the play is and her favorite thing about the play is the set. Before the play, she commented that she hopes that “everyone can learn their lines.”


The play follows the story of Elizabeth Bennet, the second eldest daughter of a family living in early 19th century England, who is in search of a suitable husband. Set in the fictional town of Meryton, the play depicts the societal norms and expectations of the time as well as the challenges faced by women in finding a suitable match.


In the future, Martin is most excited about the play Newsies Jr. that comes out in May.