For the holiday season, MTC revisits Regency romance with the Rolling World Premiere of Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon’s The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley—a companion piece to the duo’s delightful Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley—both continuations of Jane Austen’s popular novel, Pride and Prejudice. As the events of Miss Bennet unfold upstairs at Pemberley, the servants below stairs find themselves in the midst of a different holiday scandal. An unwelcome visitor has stumbled into the hall in the middle of the night, drunken and half-beaten—Mr. Darcy’s nemesis and Lydia’s incorrigible husband: Mr. Wickham. The bustling housekeeper Mrs Reynolds, Lucy the resilient new serving girl, and Brian the helplessly romantic groomsman, must each balance their holiday preparations with keeping Wickham confined—for a secreted letter may be the key to bringing him to justice. But before long, old grudges and new misunderstandings reach a boiling point, and as the festivities spiral into chaos, Pemberley’s residents struggle to keep peace without taking sides. Warm and sensational, Gunderson and Melcon’s second Austen adaptation delves into class, privilege, family and forgiveness—and what it means to truly give, in the season of giving.

The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley is taking place with the support of the Mellon Foundation’s National Playwright Residency Program administered in partnership with HowlRound.

Performance Schedule

Evenings

Tue - Sat 7:30pm 
Sunday Nov 25, 7:30pm

Matinees 

Sunday (Preview) Nov 18, 4pm   
Thursday (Perspectives) Nov 29, 1pm   
Saturdays, Nov 17 & 24, Dec 1 & 8, 2pm   
Sundays Nov 25, Dec 2 & 9, 2pm 

Ticket Prices

Performance Center
seating
Side
seating
Previews (Nov15 – 18) $37 $37
Opening Night (Nov 20) $60 $55
Sat Eve $60 $55
Tue*, Wed, Thu, Fri & Sun Eve $49 $44
Matinees $49 $44
Best Deal (all shows, limited availability) n/a $25

* Excludes Opening Night.

Prices subject to change. 

Phone orders subject to a $10 per order fee; online orders subject to a $3 per order fee

Disabled seating is currently only available through the MTC Box Office (415.388.5208 or in person). We apologize for any inconvenience.

Discounts

  • GROUPS – Bring eight or more people to receive a $7 discount on tickets. Call to book with the discount (415) 388-5208
  • SENIORS (65+) – $4 off any performances 
  • UNDER 30 – $22, all performances
  • TEENS – $10, all performances
  • MILITARY – $6 off all performances. MTC is a proud member of the Blue Star Theatres program. Click here to learn more, and call to book with the discount (415) 388-5208
  • EDUCATOR – $12, all performances (limit 2). Must teach at a Marin County School. Contact the Education Dept. to request. 

Military and Under 30 discounts and special group rates available only by calling or visiting the Box Office in person: (415) 388-5208.  Promo Codes distributed for online redemption subject to availability.  Only ONE (1) Promo Code will be valid per order.  Promo Codes do not apply to Best Deal ($25) tickets.

Cast

  • ​Jennie Brick*

    ​Jennie Brick*

    Mrs. Reynolds

    Jennie Brick is making her Marin Theatre Company debut in The Wickhamsand can’t say enough wonderful things about this cast, crew and artistic team. Other Bay Area credits include An American Ma(u)l (Black Artists’ Contemporary Cultural Experience); Pussy Hat and Much Ado About Nothing (TheatreFIRST);Barbeque (SF Playhouse); Hecuba/Helen(Stanford Rep); Macbeth at Fort Point, Ondine at Sutro Baths, and Romeo and Juliet(We Players); Beauty and the Beast and Fiddler on the Roof (Berkeley Playhouse); Book of Liz and Why Torture is Wrong (Custom Made Theatre). By day Jennie is a voice and on-camera actor as well as a nonprofit finance guru. Love and thanks to B, as always. 

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  • August Browning

    Brian

  • Melissa Ortiz*

    Melissa Ortiz*

    Mrs. Elizabeth Darcy

    Melissa Ortiz is overjoyed to make her Marin Theatre Company debut.  She is a Producing Artistic Director for Shotz SF as well as a PlayGround Company Member.  Bay Area acting credits include: Mistress Overdone/Mariana in Measure for Measure (Theatre Lunatico), Ensemble in Best of PlayGround 22 & 19 (PlayGround), Masha in Seeds (Utopia), Celine in The Moonrisers (The Moonrisers), Masha in The Seagull (Utopia), Emily in Value Over Replacement (PlayGround), Tybalt in Romeo and Juliet (The Free Theatre), Miss Julie in Miss Julie (Amios West).  Favorite Roles include:  Rhonda in Surf City, Shirley in 5th of July, Edward/Victoria in Cloud 9, and Echo in Eleemosynary.  She received her MFA in Acting from the National Theatre Conservatory in Denver, Colorado.  She sends her love to her very amazing family and her totally awesome husband.

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  • ​Neiry Rojo

    ​Neiry Rojo

    Lucy

    Neiry Rojo is happy to return to the MTC stage, having first performed here in The Wolves as #46 earlier this year. Rojo has previously worked with The Cutting Ball Theater, TheatreWorks Silicon Valley, Santa Cruz Shakespeare, Ross Valley Players, Los Altos Stage Company, The Breadbox Theatre, PlayGround, Palo Alto Players, Quantum Dragon Theater, and more. Favorite roles include the aforementioned #46, Trinculo in Half Moon Bay Shakespeare Company’s production of The Tempest, Queen Elizabeth I in SCS’s production of The Beard of Avon, and Marela in RVP’s Anna in the Tropics. She has worked as a teaching artist with the American Conservatory Theater and holds an M.A. in Theater Arts from UC Santa Cruz. 

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  • Madeline Rouverol

    Madeline Rouverol

    Lydia Wickham

    Madeline Rouverol is very excited to be making her MTC debut. A New York based actor and Northern California native, Madeline has appeared in workshop productions and readings at the Eugene O’Neill Theater Center, Playwrights Horizons, The Public Theater, Cincinnati Playhouse, and TheatreWorks. A proud graduate of the theatre department at University of Michigan, she is also a collage artist, cartoonist, and painter. Love and gratitude to my family.

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  • Kenny Toll

    Kenny Toll

    George Wickham

    Kenny is so excited to be returning to Marin Theatre Company after performing in Shakespeare in Love last year. Favorite Bay Area credits include Bad Jews at the Magic, Peter and the Starcatcher at TheatreWorks, the Heir Apparent at Aurora, Woyzeck, Eurydice, Antigonick and Coast of Utopia at Shotgun Players, Dracula Inquest (TBA nomination) at Central Works. Kenny recently moved to New York and cant wait to be back in the bay this winter!

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Creative Team

  • Lauren M. Gunderson

    Lauren M. Gunderson

    Playwright

    Lauren M. Gunderson is the most produced playwright in America of 2017, the winner of the Lanford Wilson Award, the Steinberg/ATCA New Play Award and the Otis Guernsey New Voices Award, she is also a finalist for the Susan Smith Blackburn Prize and John Gassner Award for Playwriting, and a recipient of the Mellon Foundation’s 3-Year Residency with Marin Theatre Company. She studied Southern Literature and Drama at Emory University, and Dramatic Writing at NYU’s Tisch School where she was a Reynolds Fellow in Social Entrepreneurship. Her work has been commissioned, produced and developed at companies across the US including South Coast Rep (Emilie, Silent Sky), The Kennedy Center (The Amazing Adventures of Dr. Wonderful And Her Dog!), Oregon Shakespeare Festival, The O’Neill, The Denver Center, San Francisco Playhouse, Marin Theatre, Synchronicity, Berkeley Rep, Shotgun Players, TheatreWorks, Crowded Fire and more.  She co-authored Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley with Margot Melcon, which was one of the most produced plays in America in 2017. Her work is published at Playscripts (I and You, Exit Pursued By A Bear, The Taming, and Toil And Trouble), Dramatists (The Revolutionists, The Book of Will, Silent Sky, Bauer, Miss Bennet) and Samuel French (Emilie). Her picture book Dr Wonderful: Blast Off to the Moon was released from Two Lions / Amazon in May 2017. LaurenGunderson.com and @LalaTellsAStory

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  • Margot Melcon

    Margot Melcon

    Playwright

    Margot Melcon is a theater artist, administrator and writer. She was the Director of New Play Development at Marin Theatre Company for seven years, where she dramaturged over 30 productions—including six world premieres—and administered the company’s two annual new play prizes and commissioning program. She has developed plays with TheatreWorks, Bay Area Playwrights Festival, Crowded Fire Theater, Shotgun Players, Berkeley Rep’s Ground Floor, the Kennedy Center, the New Harmony Project, and The Playwrights' Center in Minneapolis. She is currently the Program Executive for Promoting Culture at the Zellerbach Family Foundation. Margot is a graduate of California State University, Chico.

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* Denotes member of Actors Equity Association
+ Member, United Scenic Artists
^ Member, Society of Stage Directors and Choreographers