The John Brown University Department of Music and Theatre will

present “Pride and Prejudice on Feb. 20, 21, 27 and 28 at the Berry Performing Arts Center.

It is a familiar a story about the five Bennet sisters in late 18th century Britain, for whom marriage is the utmost concern and eligible bachelors are scarce.

When the wealthy Mr. Bingley and his even wealthier friend, Mr. Darcy, take up residence at a neighboring estate, the Bennet family is sent into an uproar and discovers what happens when everyone’s pride and prejudices conflict with their affections for one another.

“The fire and wit of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 romance really comes out on stage, said Jan Lauderdale, play director. “This adaptation by Joseph Hanreddy and J. R. Sullivan is wonderfully entertaining.

“I’m thrilled to be playing Elizabeth Bennet, said Peyton Weaver, a senior at JBU. “Like Elizabeth, I’m the second eldest of five girls so I have used my growing-up experience to shape the way I represent Elizabeth to the audience.

Performances will be on the following dates:

Friday, Feb. 20 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 21 at 1 p.m. Friday, Feb. 27 at 7 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7 p.m.

Tickets can be purchased online at www.jbu.edu/tickets or over the phone 479.524.7382. Tickets are $14

for adults, $12 for seniors, $6 for students and $3 for JBU students.