Spring play cast list


Pride and Prejudice

Tickets are available now for the March 21-24 spring theatre production.

Telling the tale of latent love

Bluffton University Theatre will present the play “Pride and Prejudice” by Kate Hamill and based on the novel by Jane Austen from March 21-24. Performances begin at 7:30 p.m. March 21-23, and at 2:30 p.m. on March 24 in Ramseyer Auditorium in College Hall. Dr. Melissa Friesen, professor of theatre and communication, will direct the show.

The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn? Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?

Tickets are $8 for adults and $6 for senior citizens, Bluffton University faculty and staff, and non-Bluffton University students. Bluffton University students enjoy free admission. Reserve seating and purchase tickets at www.bluffton.edu/tickets. 

Participating students and roles are as follows:

Leah Bowman ’24 of Lancaster, Pa. Jane Bennet
Andrea Burden ’25 of Quincy, Ohio Mr. Bennet
Abby Bush ’24 of Marion, Ohio Elizabeth Bennet
Liam Bush of Marion, Ohio Ball Guest
Jasmine DeJesus ’27 of Norwalk, Ohio Mrs. Bennet
Adara Fuerst ’26 of Delphos, Ohio Mr. Wickham
Jordyn Garmatter ’26 of Bluffton, Ohio Lydia Bennet, Anne DeBourgh
Jenna Loescher ’27 of Wapakoneta, Ohio Charlotte Lucas
Carter Ritchey ’25 of Delphos, Ohio Mr. Darcy
Colby Schlabach ’25 of Sugarcreek, Ohio Mr. Collins, Mr. Bingley
Abigail Stewart ’24 of Rushville, Ohio Caroline Bingley, Lady Catherine DeBourgh
Adrianny Ruiz Suarez ’24, Columbus, Ohio Mary Bennet

Rachel Larson ’24, of West Liberty, Ohio, is the stage manager. Brit (Steele ’12) Mustard of Bluffton, Ohio, is the costume designer and Zael Coblentz ’25 of Millersburg, Ohio, is the costume assistant. Merv Schrock of Findlay, Ohio, is the technical director. The production team includes Chloe Haberman ’27 of Lima, Ohio, and Aubrie Sell ’27 of Metamora, Ohio.