By Tameka Kenan-Norman, City of Rocky Mount NC
Jane Austin’s beloved book, Pride and Prejudice, comes to life at the Theatre at the Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences October 26-29, 2017. Showtimes are 7:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday with a matinee at 2pm on Sunday. Tickets are $7 for children, $9 for students and seniors and $11 for adults.
Pride and Prejudice is the story of a young woman who faces pressure from her parents to marry, and when she meets the handsome Mr. Darcy, it’s a perfect match. Directed by Brooke Edwards, the humorous story of love and life among English gentility during the Georgian era is sure to entertain all.
“Our community has so much amazing talent, this play is a joy to watch,” said Edwards, also the artistic and managing director at the Theatre at the Imperial Centre.
The theatre will also host the Eastern Youth Orchestras (EYO) on Sunday, November 12, 2017 at 2:30pm. Tickets are free and required.
Started in 1970 as a community orchestra by Dr. Charles Moore, the EYO grew to include advanced high school musicians. A junior orchestra was formed in 2003 with the help of its current director, Dr. Gregory Hurley, and is designed to expand on the musical, technical and experiential foundations of orchestral playing for middle and high school students.
The senior orchestra is conducted by Dr. John O’Brien and strives to expand the student’s repertoire performing a wide variety of orchestral works from various musical periods. The students perform college to professional level works. The EYO has been a springboard for many young musicians and has several hundred alumni now teaching and performing music.
Imperial Centre for the Arts and Sciences is located at 270 Gay Street, Rocky Mount NC. Tickets are available at imperialcentre.org, or by calling the box office at 252.972.1266.