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As the days race toward Christmas and then the new year, the time to see several fine holiday shows is running out.

It can be said without prejudice that Capital Stage has reason for pride in its holiday program “Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley.” This romantic comedy by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon is an imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s “Pride and Prejudice.” The charming play picks up two years after Austen’s novel ended.

The Miss  Bennet of the title is Mary (Elyse Sharp), the middle sister of the Bennet girls, and she is growing tired of being an overlooked, self-described “young spinster.”  She wants a little romance and maybe even…

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