Fall 2018 Production of MISS BENNETT: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY by Lauren Gunderson
IRNE Nomination for Best Scenic Design

Directed by Sean Daniels
Lighting Design by Brian Lillianthal
Costume Design by Linda Ross Girard
Sound Design by David Remedios

  • Role IRNE Nomination Best Scenic Design
  • For Merrimack Repertory Theatre

“The emphasis on learning is ingeniously underscored by James J. Fenton’s scenic design for the large drawing room and library at the Pemberley estate, which covers the walls with the text from an 1815 scientific volume, splitting the difference between realism and abstraction.” – Don Aucoin – THE BOSTON GLOBE

“The drawing room of the Darcys' grand estate is beautifully rendered by scenic designer James J. Fenton, with a floor-to-ceiling palladium arch window, walls covered with printed words and painted on shelves of books, and a towering (faux) Christmas tree which looms over the festivities.” – Nancy Grossman – TALKIN' BROADWAY

“They’re trying to create a great big crowd-pleaser of a show and it’s this element that Merrimack Rep’s production digs into. James J. Fenton’s absolutely gorgeous scenic design greets the audience like a paper dollhouse blown up to more than life-size. Linda Ross’ costumes provide the splash of color that keeps the stage images bright and cheerful.” – James Wilkinson – THEATER MIRROR