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LINCOLN, NEB. – The Lied Center for Performing Arts at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln presents Pride & Prejudice, a radio theatre style production of Jane Austen’s classic romantic comedy on Saturday, February 16, 2013 at 7:30 PM. Tickets may be purchased at the Lied Center Ticket Office located at 12th and Q Street in downtown Lincoln, by phone at 402.472-4747 or online at www.liedcenter.org. Ticket prices are $36 for adults and $18 for youth.

Published in 1813, the 12-13 season marks the 200th anniversary of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, one of the most acclaimed and still strikingly modern works of world literature. Austen is famous for her exploration of manners and morals, relationships and disappointments, parents and children. This classic romantic comedy is the sparkling tale of the Bennets, a family blessed with five daughters and a mother desperate to arrange their marriages. The impetuous pairing of the witty, independent Elizabeth, and the arrogant but honorable suitor, Mr. Darcy, sets the standard for all great couples of the stage and screen.

Although many have tried, few literary romances have matched the gentle satire of Austen's Pride and Prejudice. L. A. Theatre Works' superlative company of actors brings Cristina Calvit's stunning adaptation to life. The performance is immediate, spontaneous, and features a first-rate cast, period costumes and set, live sound effects, and a connection to the audience rarely felt in a traditional theater setting.

A pre-show talk, scheduled one half hour before the performance, will be led by local public radio host Laura White. The talk, free to ticket holders, will be in the Lied Center's Steinhart Room.

This Lied performance is sponsored by Woods and Aitken, LLP. The Lied Center’s 23rd Season is supported by Friends of Lied, Ameritas and Union Bank. All events in the Lied Center are made possible entirely or in part by the Lied Performance Fund, established in memory of Ernst F. Lied and his parents, Ernst M. and Ida K. Lied. The Nebraska Arts Council, a state agency, has supported the programs of this organization through its matching grants program funded by the Nebraska Legislature; the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency; and the Nebraska Cultural Endowment. For more information visit LiedCenter.org.