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Pride & Prejudice gets extended run at the Riffe

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Available Light Theater is adding two shows to its run of Daniel Elihu Kramer’s adaptation of Pride and Prejudice due to record-breaking sales and unprecedented demand for seats.

The world-premiere of this telling of P&P stays true to the popular love story, but its narrative is interrupted and helped along by a number of modern voices, many of whom come to us from blogs, chat rooms, and YouTube. In this fast-paced, two-act show, sometimes it’s not necessary to play out an entire scene; sometimes the Wikipedia version will do just fine.

Matt Slaybaugh, the theater’s creative director, attributes the demand in part to the outstanding reviews the show has received from critics, Facebook fans, and bloggers. Michael Grossberg’s review on the cover of the Columbus Dispatch Weekender was the most prominent. Grossberg wrote, “In fact, I can’t think of another new work staged in Columbus in my 24-plus years as a Dispatch critic that has displayed so much promise or polish.”

The new shows are January 29 and 30 at 8PM in the Riffe Center’s Studio Two Theatre. Reservations for the new dates are opening this morning and there are seats still available this Thursday – Sunday. Get show and ticket information.

More information can be found online at www.avltheatre.com.

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