ARTS ASYLUM. KANSAS CITY,
59E59, NEW YORK CITY
A modern, gender-swapped, folk musical version of the classic Jane Austen novel
Music and lyrics by Sam Wright, book by Nicholas Collett and Sam Wright
Directed by Nicholas Collett
Choreography by Stephanie Stevens
Can the Longborn boys find love – or at least empathy – with their New York millionaire neighbors, before they lose the family farm? Will Bennet Longborn’s relationship with Darcy Fitzwilliams flourish or flounder? Featuring 15 brand new folk tunes, a cast of 9, and the musical stylings of folk band, Gullywasher, Prejudice & Pride is a hilarious, heartfelt romp through American culture that invites the audience to find that we have more in common than that which divides us.
Written during lockdown, the show had two rehearsed readings in Kansas City, before its full debut in July 2022, winning the Residency Award at Musical Theatre Heritage, Kansas City and a KC Arts award. It then played at Edinburgh Fringe Festival where it won Best Show Award from the Sinners Review.
“Sublime musicality – not be missed”
THE REVIEWS HUB
“Would Jane Austen have liked this? No… She would have loved this!! “
MUSICAL THEATRE REVIEW
“If only all hot takes on classic lit were as refreshing as Clueless and this.”
THE PITCH, KANSAS CITY
“Great performances… funny and touching…overflowing with the same joie de vivre as Jane Austen’s novel.”
JANE AUSTEN SOCIETY OF NORTH AMERICA