St. Clair High School Theatre Department will present “Lizzy, Darcy and Jane” Nov. 9-10 at 7 p.m., and Nov. 11 at 2:30 p.m.

On Friday, Nov. 9, a pre-show dinner at 5:30 p.m. will be included to raise funds for the drama club. Tickets for this dinner and show are $15, which can be purchased at the door, or they can be reserved by sending an email to ddement@stcmo.org.

Ticket prices for Nov. 10-11 shows are as follows: adults $5, students/faculty/staff $3. Tickets may be purchased at the door.

Play Synopsis

Does the author direct her characters’ destinies . . . or is it the other way around? When Elizabeth Bennet, Mr. Darcy, and Lady Catherine take the stage, all bets are off.

Uncovering the fiery side of a not-so-gentle Jane Austen, Lizzy, Darcy and Jane explore the interplay between Jane Austen’s life and work, and probes her crackling relationship with the uncompromising heroine of “Pride and Prejudice,” Elizabeth Bennet.

Heady with her first taste of love, young Jane Austen creates the feisty Elizabeth in an exuberant moment of inspiration. But when her real-life romance sours, Jane sentences her alter ego to marry the odious Mr. Collins, and sentences herself to a suitor no less ill-matched.

The fates of the heroine, the novel, and the author are at stake. Elizabeth Bennet must take action.