Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley

A Love-Gone-Wrong-Gone-Right Kind of Christmas

A witty “sequel” to Pride and Prejudice, marvelously loyal to Austen’s characters comes with the same joy of a beloved sitcom. Playing the spinster sister Mary, I had to stop myself from smiling so much throughout the most joyful rehearsal process I’ve been in to date.

This production was another lesson in you don’t have to act the era: love makes people do crazy things in any century. Finding the line between sitcom and farce, sharing the dressing room with 4 other young women, falling in love every night, this was truly and honor to be a part of.


Kauffman brings just the right combination of tartness and vulnerability. She finds a great rhythm and chemistry with…Covel (Arthur de Bourgh). Watching these two is as much fun as watching Steve Carell romance Amy Ryan in ‘The Office’.” – Press Enterprise

Kauffman is highly effective as the presumptive eventual spinter Mary” – Williamsport Sun-Gazette

My Interview with the Daily Item

Production History

Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon was presented at The Alvina Kraus Theatre at The Bloomsburg Theatre Ensemble


November 29th – December 29th, 2019


Mary – Morgan McKenzie Kauffman

Mr. Darcy – Eric Wunsch

Lizzy – McCambridge Dowd-Whipple

Mr. Bingley – Jon Schultz

Jane – Amy Rene Byrne

Arthur – Michael Covel

Lydia – Violet Race

Anne de Bourgh – Carly Carment


Directed by Andrew Hubatsek

Set Design – Aaron White

Costume Design – Elizabeth Wislar

Lighting Design – Dave Yezefski

Sound Design – Lyell Hintz

Props Design – A’nie Kirchner

Technical Director – Earl Martz

Production Stage Manager – Michael Yerges

Costume Shop Supervisor – Thom Sirkot

Company Stage Manager – A’nie Kirchner

Scene Shop Assistant – Paris Tennenhouse