The University of Lynchburg theatre department will present “Pride and Prejudice: Not your ordinary Jane Austen!” on Feb. 20, 21, and 22 at 7:30 p.m., and on Feb. 23 at 2 p.m. in the Dillard Theatre.
According to Jeff Wittman, professor and chair of theatre, “Our concept for the play (acting, dance and design) is that we build our courage for the possibility of love. We are honoring what we love about Jane Austen’s novel but looking for new and surprising things throughout the play. We are emphasizing the comedy and absurdity in the play for a roller coaster ride of fun. As characters and as an audience, we also see how our own dreams, hopes, and fears can run up against societal restrictions.”
The University of Lynchburg Theatre Department will perform The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee. Showtimes are Oct. 24-27, Thursday, Friday, and Saturday at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday at 2:00 p.m in Dillard Theatre.
According to the University of Lynchburg website, “[This is] not your ordinary Spelling Bee! The musical tale of several socially awkward youngsters finding joy, heartache, and a purpose in competing at the regional spelling bee. Can you spell H-I-L-A-R-I-O-U-S? Humor may not be suitable for children under ten. Produced by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).”