Date(s) - Oct 18 - 7:30 pm - 9:15 pm
Kate Hamill’s adaptation Pride & Prejudice revels in Jane Austen’s brilliant wit, and reveals her talents as an armchair anthropologist, one whose characters deftly and hilariously demonstrate that while sexual attraction and emotional compatibility may be credited with initiating the course of a romance, its success or failure will likely be determined by a combination of economics, family structure, marriage law, and social theories of gender-determined behavior (however dubious). And while we may think ourselves less encumbered by societal strictures than were Austen’s heroines, Hamill’s distillation gives us plenty of opportunity to recognize the absurdities of unspoken expectations and cultural contradictions that characterize our own 21st century norms of courtship.
Join us as Providence Public Library Program & Exhibitions Director/Trinity Rep Conversationalist-in-Residence Christina Bevilacqua moderates a discussion with Wage House founders Casey Calderiso and Kate Teichman, anthropologist Lina Fruzzetti, artist Annu Palakunnathu Matthew, poet Sussy Santana, and others about women defying expectations, flouting conventions, entertaining possibilities, indulging desires, laughing wantonly, and daring to improvise.
When: Thursday, October 18th 2018
Time: Doors will open at 7:30pm and the programming will begin at 7:45pm
Location: Wage House Comedy Theater, 560 Mineral Spring Ave. Pawtucket RI 02860