Door Shakespeare will welcome dramatist Joseph Hanreddy as a special guest at the July 14 performance of Pride and Prejudice. He and collaborator JR Sullivan originally adapted Jane Austen’s novel for the stage of the Milwaukee Repertory Theatre.
“Jane Austen’s brilliance is her insight into the chemistry that makes connections between men and women enduring or passing,” Hanreddy commented. “We can be our own worst enemies as we try to attain happiness in love.”
Prior to the July 14 performance, audience members will have the opportunity to meet and ask questions of the playwright at the first of six Wine Nights at Door Shakespeare.
At these events patrons are offered a selection of wines provided by L’eft Bank Wine Company and served hors d’oeuvres created by Door County Private Chef Dorothy Lopez. At intermission participants in the Wine Night festivities will be treated to coffee and cheesecake bites provided by Cheesecake, Etc. Local musicians, including Hans Christian, George Sawyn and Rändi Fay will perform.
In the spirit of Pride and Prejudice, Door Shakespeare will be offering a series of six formal afternoon teas that include sandwiches, scones, and other sweets. The events are scheduled from 3 – 5 pm on July 11, July 25 and August 8 at the Harbor Fish Market and Grille in Baileys Harbor and July 16, July 30 and August 13 at the Top of the Hill Café in Fish Creek.
Door Shakespeare will present Pride and Prejudice on Mondays, Thursdays, and Saturdays; and Twelfth Night on Sundays, Tuesdays, and Fridays. For tickets or more information, call 920.839.1500 or visit http://www.doorshakespeare.com.