PRIDE AND PREJUDICE AUDITIONS – MAY 9 & MAY 10
Be prepared to list all possible conflicts. Rehearsal schedule will be respectful of performers’ time and conflicts. Please note, that due to Covid restrictions, actors planning to audition are asked not to be traveling out of state during rehearsals or performances. We thank you for your understanding.
COVID AUDITION PROTOCOL: When you arrive for the audition, please be masked and take an audition form from the stage manager. Your temperature will be taken.
Fill out this form in the comfort of your car.
When completed, please return to stage manager who will ask you to remain in your car until you are called on your cell to come in for the audition.
Once inside the audition room, you will be distanced by over 15 feet from the director and you may be unmasked to read.
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Michael J. Frohnhoefer
Auditions: Sunday May 9 (7pm) & Monday May 10 (7pm) ; Callbacks: Wednesday 5/12
This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this Pride and Prejudice for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation.
You will be asked to complete a standard form with a COVID risk acceptance.
A standard Daily Health Questionnaire will be used for all people entering the building.
Auditionees should prepare a 1 – 2 minute monologue.
We encourage actors to print the Sides and bring them for personal use only.
On the night of the audition:
Auditionee must choose only ONE NIGHT to audition. No “second-night” attendance is allowed either.
Only those auditioning will be admitted to the building.
Staff will meet auditionee and review forms and take temperatures.
Seats will be assigned and acting areas marked on the stage.
Call back will be May 12.
Doubling for 8 actors
Actor 1 – Female
JANE: Late 20’s – Early 30s. The eldest and most beautiful Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing.
MISS DE BOUGH: Lady Catherine’s daughter; a gremlin. Probably allergic to sun. Underneath all her veils, she may be covered in scales.
Actor 2 – Female
LIZZY: A year or two younger than Jane. Clever, spirited; can be sharp-tongued. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Prides herself on good judgement. Not especially beautiful. Very very scared of marriage, after absorbing the lessons of her parents’ marriage.
Actor 3 – Female
LYDIA: Late Teens. The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping.
LADY CATHERINE: Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant.
Actor 4 – Male
MR. DARCY: Male. Late 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgement.
Actor 5 – Male
MR. COLLINS: A pedantic, obtuse man. The original mansplainer. Rector to Lady Catherine.
WICKHAM: An unfairly handsome and charming gentleman. Probably a sociopath. Raised with Darcy.
MISS BINGLEY: A very rich, very beautiful young woman. Fancies herself witty.
Actor 6 – Either
MARY: The third Bennet girl. Violent and dark undertones; prone to pedanticism and sulking. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world. Coughs to get attention, or to make a point; may fancy that she is dying.
MR. BINGLEY: Late 30s-40s. Loves the world and the world loves him. Mr. Darcy’s particular
friend. Almost literally a dog.
Actor 7 – Either
CHARLOTTE LUCAS: Same age as Lizzy. A practical girl with a good sense of humor.
MR. BENNET: The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Can be somewhat apathetic; probably a bit depressed, under everything. Enjoys antagonizing. Disappointed in marriage.
Actor 8 – Either
MRS. BENNET: The Matriarch of the Bennet family. Mostly a silly woman, of mean understanding and variable temper. Hypochondriac; when she’s upset, she fancies that she’s dying. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. She traumatizes her family with some regularity.