"Since 1998, the Thunderbird Theatre Company has produced original comedic plays with a literary and cinematic twist; its last two seasons featured Release the Kraken, a modern retelling of the Perseus myth, and Aaah! Rosebud!, a prequel to Citizen Kane. Now, Thunderbird takes on mistress-of-the-word Jane Austen in Pride and Succubus, a bloody funny spoof. Reprised are the roles of Elizabeth and Darcy, but in this version, Elizabeth is a strong-willed female Van Helsing and Darcy an arrogant gentleman bloodsucker. To twist Austen's own message a bit: "It is a truth universally acknowledged that a single man in possession of a good fortune . . ." is probably a vampire."