Review of Pride And Prejudice

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Abby Huff portraying Elizabeth Bennet and Erik Larsen playing Mr.Darcy rehearse in preparation for Snow College Theatre’s upcoming production, Pride & Prejudice. Photo by Natalie Scarlet

September 25th through the 28th, the Snow College Department of Theatre brought the Jane Austen classic Pride & Prejudice to life on stage.
Leading lady, Abby Huff, accomplished the trying task of portraying the well-known personality of Elizabeth Bennet. Huff’s lively performance guided the show and engaged the audience throughout the lengthy scenes.
Huff’s embodiment of the titular “Prejudice” was matched only by the “Pride” of the show, Mr. Darcy, played by Snow College theater veteran Erik Larsen. Larsen had the difficult job to shift the common negative opinion of the character by showing Darcy’s redeeming qualities. The seeming antagonist shifted throughout the performance into a protagonist.
Huff and Larsen’s verbal sparring added life and texture, a juxtaposition against the dry dialogue of the regency era play.
While the two leads exemplified the art of storytelling, one minor character was a crowd favorite. Rarely is such an uncomfortable performance met with such audience amusement, but Boston Smith’s portrayal of the infamous Mr. Collins’ clueless nature created a comical depth to every scene in which he preached.
This production was a solid start to the Snow College theater productions this year. Make sure to attend the next show at the beginning of November, The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time.

Tessa Thornley is a Communications major, in her second year at Snow College. She chose the path of journalism because of her love of storytelling. She inherited that love from her English teacher mother, and after growing up in the passenger seat of her dad's pickup truck, hearing his tales. She aspires to continue documenting people's stories through words and photos as a photojournalist.

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