LOWELL -- Merrimack Repertory Theatre will celebrate the holidays with the imaginative and radiant "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley," a sequel to Jane Austen's "Pride and Prejudice," written by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon.

The show runs from Wednesday, Nov. 28, to Sunday, Dec. 23, at the Nancy L. Donahue Theatre at Liberty Hall.

At the end of "Pride and Prejudice," heroine Lizzie invites her sisters to spend the holidays at her new home, Pemberley. Gunderson, whose plays "I and You," and "Silent Sky" have previously been produced at MRT, and Melcon used that invitation as a springboard to create a sequel.

Bridget Kathleen O'Leary directs "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley," the fourth-most produced play in America this year and "a holiday delight," according to the Huffington Post, with "wonderful wit, clever and exhilarating."

The lush production delights with elegant costumes, sparkling humor and holiday spirit.

The Chicago Tribune describes the play as "delicious ... highly entertaining, the kind of thing multiple generations can enjoy together."

For tickets to "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley," visit www.mrt.org or contact the MRT Box Office at 978-654-4678. Subscriptions for any three shows start at only $73.


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