Magenta Theater presents the Jane Austen-inspired “The Wickhams: Christmas at Pemberley,” showing from Dec. 1-17 at 1108 Main St., Vancouver. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets are $23 at magentatheater.com or $25 at the door. Tickets can also be purchased over the phone at 360-949-3098.
This play brings Austen’s characters to the stage for a yuletide sequel to “Pride and Prejudice.” “The Wickhams” takes audiences downstairs to the servants’ quarters during the newlywed Darcys’ Christmas celebration. The housekeeper, new maid and footman are bustling with preparations for holiday guests. But their work is interrupted by the midnight arrival of Mr. Wickham—Lydia’s rogue of a husband and Mr. Darcy’s sworn enemy.