Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser will make literature-loving ladies swoon as Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis, Minnesota this summer. Directed by Joe Dowling, the new adaptation by Simon Reade will begin performances July 6, with an official opening night on July 12. Pride and Prejudice will play a limited engagement through August 31. No additional casting has been announced.
Based on the beloved Jane Austen novel of the same name, Pride and Prejudice tells the story of Elizabeth Bennet, a young woman who finds herself falling in love with an unlikely partner—a rich and aloof new neighbor, Mr. Darcy. The 1813 novel has been made into several film and television adaptations, including the 2005 film starring Keira Knightley as Elizabeth and Matthew Macfadyen as Mr. Darcy. A stage adaptation by Helen Jerome originally opened on Broadway on November 6, 1935, starring Adrianne Allen as Elizabeth and Colin Keith-Johnston as Mr. Darcy. It played a total of 219 performances, closing in May 1936.
Best known as Pete Campbell on TV’s Mad Men, Kartheiser’s film and TV credits include Angel, Alpha Dog, Untamed Heart, Little Big League, Crime and Punishment in Suburbia, The Indian in the Cupboard, Alaska, Rango, In Time, Money and ER. His theater credits include Death of the Novel at the San Jose Repertory Theatre, and A Christmas Carol, Henry V and Henry IV at the Guthrie Theater.