Show Summary

Roles: Mr. Bingley / Colonel Fitzwilliam

Playwright: Jon Jory

Director: Brian D. Zelinski

Company: SummerStage of Delafield

Performance Dates: August 23 – September 8, 2018

Number of Performances: 9 

  • Largest opening night audience in SummerStage history
  • Highest attendance of any show in SummerStage history

Style: Outdoor Proscenium


The classic story of wit, sophistication, and romance asking: Is it possible for the grounded heroine Elizabeth Bennett and the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, to make the best match of all? A fast-paced and engaging adaptation of Jane Austen's classic 1813 novel.

"Promise me you won't move so much as a ribbon." - Mr. Bingley

"Pray, let me hear what you accuse him of. I should like to know how such a paragon behaves among strangers." - Colonel Fitzwilliam

Media Coverage

Show Review – Wisconsin Theatre Spotlight – August 27, 2018

"Strasse’s Jane, as well as Collie’s Bingley, have suitable airs and carriage for their roles..."

Playbill Biography

Matthew M. Collie

Mr. Bingley / Colonel Fitzwilliam

2018: Cléante in Tartuffe, Mr. Bingley / Colonel Fitzwilliam in Pride and Prejudice.  Inaugural Season.  Other: Betrayal, The Best Christmas Pageant Ever (Sunset Playhouse), Vows, Nesting Dolls (Cooperative Performance), The Sweet New, Equivocation (Shag), The Oil Project, 33 Variations, Wit (Theatre B of Moorhead, MN).  Etc: Matthew is a member of the National Forensic Association Hall of Fame.

Production Photo Credits

Production photos were taken by the jolly and responsive George Katsekes Jr. If you enjoy the work please support George.