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U of M grad cast opposite Kartheiser in Guthrie's 'Pride and Prejudice'

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The Guthrie Theater has a new Elizabeth Bennet.

Broadway World reports that Ashley Rose Montondo has been cast opposite Vincent Kartheiser in the Guthrie's upcoming production of Jane Austen's classic tale "Pride and Prejudice."

Montondo, a 2011 graduate of the University of Minnesota/Guthrie Theater BFA Actor Training Program, replaces Erin Krakow after the actress' suddenly departure from the role.

Minneapolis native Kartheiser is playing Mr. Darcy while on a break from his role as Pete Campbell on the hit AMC series "Mad Men." Montondo previously played Amy Spettigue in the Guthrie's 2011 production "Charley's Aunt" and was an understudy on "The Primrose Path" and "Long Day's Journey into Night."

"Pride and Prejudice" marks Montondo's first major role on the world stage.

"She is an accomplished young actor and a testament to the vitality of our BFA program and partnership with the University of Minnesota," Guthrie artistic director Joe Dowling said in a statement. "It will be a delight for all of us to witness her performance in the beloved role of Elizabeth Bennet-this is the beginning of a remarkable journey for Ashley and one that no one will want to miss!"

"Pride and Prejudice," which is stage in celebration of the 200th anniversary of Austen's novel, runs at the Guthrie July 6-Aug. 31.

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