Christian Bardin and JuCoby Johnson will-they-or-won't-theyed in "Miss Bennet." (photo by Dan Norman)
Fans of the 007 franchise know to keep their eyes peeled during the films' closing credits for the promise that "James Bond will return" (that will happen in November 2019, incidentally). Visitors to the Jungle Theater site have been encountering a similar message about another British favorite who knows how to handle sticky situations: Mary Bennet, the Jane Austen heroine of the Jungle's holiday smash, "Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley."
"Miss Bennet will return to the Jungle" promises the site, noting that some disappointed patrons missed out on the sold-out comedy this time around. No date is promised -- patrons can expect to know more specifics when the Jungle announces its 2018-19 season in the spring -- but it doesn't seem like too much to hope that Bennet will be back before Bond is.
With its promise, the Jungle joins other recent plays that have announced comebacks. "The Red Shoes," directed and created by Joel Sass and featuring nimble Kimberly Richardson as a woman who is menaced by mysterious forces, will be back at Open Eye Figure Theatre in 2018. And "Speechless," the wordless drama from The Moving Company that experienced an uptick in ticket sales just before it closed this fall, also plans a 2018 run.