Ovation Performing Arts is thrilled to set to stage Jane Austin's classic novel and the mold for regency romance: Pride and Prejudice. Four proposals, three rejections, two marriages, and one scandal. Both nostalgic for the die-hard fans and captivating to the uninitiated, playwright Rebecca Gellott's 2015 adaptation concentrates sixty-one chapters of Jane Austin magic into a two act romantic comedy faithful to the wit, charm and haughty air of the original. Pride and Prejudice is OPA's first ever straight play (non-musical), and we are pulling out all the stops! Authentic regency dance, accompanied by live music, with full period costume. We are aiming for a richly cultured, immersive recreation of 1812 English high-society.
Director: Jonathan Shepherd
Choreographer: Annalise Farris
Assistant Director: Savana Walthinsen
Book by Rebecca Gellott
Based on the novel by Jane Austin
Central Oregon's Youth Troupe for singers,
musicians & actors.
Welcome to Ovation Performing Arts! Jonathan and Jimena Shepherd combine their incredible musical and directorial talent to bring classic and historical education theater to Central Oregon. There is no greater ovation for us than to see young actors and musicians discover the exhilaration of expressing themselves onstage.
OPA offers music lessons, workshops and theatrical productions designed to please the audience, but more importantly develop the artist.
In addition to writing original scripts and musical scores, past directing successes include: The Fantastics, Tarzan, The Little Mermaid Jr., Aladdin Jr. and Oliver!
“I have done six productions with OPA. The directing team has a puzzling talent for taking an actor, both those desperately in love with the theatre and those necessarily not, and wringing out every drop of potential they have in them until the actor has something to be immensely proud of, and something they had the time of their life making,”
“I started with OPA when I was nine years old and have been in six productions. I have learned more about theatre, friendships, and even life lessons than I ever could have imagined. Theatre is not as easy as it sounds, but it is a fun, amazing, and a fulfilling experience I am incredibly thankful for.”
“I love being an actor with OPA because when you’re someone else, it doesn’t matter so much what the audience thinks of you and you can allow yourself to be lost in another world – a world that you’re creating for the people watching the show”
“OPA is so many things to me. One of them is family. I have been on the stage with my fellow actors for six productions. We’ve created relationships that will last a lifetime. The experience has given me confidence and helped me to have “real” friendships instead of digital friends. I am so grateful I started on this path five years ago.”
PINCKNEY THEATER INFO
Print your tickets or show
confirmation email at the door.
Limited tickets are available at the door 30 minutes before show time for $15.00 each.
Use the southeast entrance of College Way via the Newport Ave roundabout. Take the first right onto Alpine Way and wind thru A parking lots to Loop Road. Parking is immediately accessible at B2 or B1. Limited parking space closer to theater at B3. Stair access only at all parking areas. For handicap parking, turn right on Loop Road and turn left at signs to B5. Pinckney Theater connects to the Pence building for easy access.
Show posters will be visible at the top of stairs east and west of theater entrance.