'Mad Men's' Vincent Kartheiser to Take on 'Pride and Prejudice'

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Vincent Kartheiser hit the carpet without fiancee and former co-star Alexis Bledel on the same day news of their engagement broke.

The actor will spend his summer hiatus playing Mr. Darcy from Jane Austen's famous work at the Guthrie Theater in Minneapolis.

Swapping Pete Campbell's 1960s suits and skinny ties for 19th century finery, Mad Men star Vincent Kartheiser will return to the stage this summer, playing Mr. Darcy in Pride and Prejudice.

The role brings Kartheiser back to his native Minneapolis and to the nationally renowned Guthrie Theater, where he first appeared in 1986 as Tiny Tim in A Christmas Carol.

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Adapted for the stage by Simon Reade from Jane Austen's beloved novel, and directed by Joe Dowling, the production begins performances on July 6, with official opening night set for July 12.

Scheduled to run through Aug. 31, Pride and Prejudice is the final show in the Guthrie's 50th anniversary season. In 2006, the company inaugurated a new state-of-the-art home on the banks of the Mississippi River in Minneapolis.