A romantic comedy adapted by Jon Jory
Based on the novel by Jane Austin
Directed by Shannon Cheney
Mr. and Mrs. Bennet of Longbourn are the parents of five daughters, all of marrying age and out in society. As there is no male heir to inherent their parents’ home and possessions, the sisters will be penniless upon their father’s death. Therefore, Mrs. Bennet is oh-so-anxious for her daughters to find husbands with the means to properly support them. Elizabeth is the second eldest of the sisters. She is head-strong, willful, and independent. Mr. Darcy is a friend of their new neighbor, Mr. Bingley. Both Darcy and Bingley are single and rich, therefore potential husbands according to Mrs. Bennet’s requirements. Human tendencies toward pride and prejudice interfere with romantic developments as the Bennet sisters make their way into society. Ride a roller coaster of emotions in this timeless Regency-era romantic comedy based on the classic novel, Pride and Prejudice.
Fridays, Saturdays, and Mondays at 7:30pm
January 19 through February 10
Matinee on January 27 at 2:00 pm
Tuesday, October 24 and Wednesday, October 25 at 7 pm
Callbacks by invitation only on Thursday, October 26 at 7 pm
Auditions will be at the Heritage Theatre, 2505 S Highway 89, Perry, Utah
This is a regency era (early 1800’s) play set in England. Come prepared to deliver a 1 minute monologue that would fit this time period and setting. Feel free to audition with an accent if you feel like you have a good one. If you don’t feel confident with an accent, awesome diction with the right script can be just as effective. Auditions will also include cold readings from the script.
Please bring a completed audition form, a headshot, and a list of all conflicts for November 15 – February 10.
Text or call Shannon Cheney at 435-740-4414 or email email@example.com if you have questions or if you are unable to attend one of the scheduled audition dates.
Rehearsal Schedule (subject to change)
Rehearsals will begin around November 15. Rehearsals will be Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays at 7:00 pm, with Saturday mornings as needed. Mandatory tech/dress rehearsals will be January 13, 15, 16, 17, and 18.
Characters (Ages listed are suggestions)
Mr. Bennet | age 45-55
The father of five unmarried daughters. He has a cynical outlook on life in general. He likes to get a rise out of his uptight wife. Elizabeth is clearly his favorite daughter.
Mrs. Bennet | age 40-50
Mother of the girls. Her top priority is to find wealthy husbands for her five daughters. Her nerves constantly get the best of her. She is loud, obnoxious, and uncouth.
Jane Bennet | age 20-29
Beautiful and kind-hearted. She is the eldest of the Bennet sisters.
Elizabeth Bennet | age 20-29
Intelligent, head-strong, independent, quick-witted. She resists all possible suitors. She is the second daughter in the Bennet household. Her prejudice interferes with her emotions as she interacts with her new neighbor, his sister, and his friend. She is the protagonist of the play.
Mary, Kitty, and Lydia Bennet | ages 16-25
The remaining Bennet sisters. Mary is plain and off-putting, Kitty is silly and a follower of Lydia, and Lydia is itching for romance. She is most enthralled with men in uniforms.
Mr. Darcy | age 20-35
A very wealthy gentleman and friend of Mr. Bingley. He has strong opinions on social classes and does not feel that individuals should cross those boundaries when marrying. His pride interferes with his emotions as he interacts with the Bennet family.
Mr. Bingley | age 20-35
A wealthy young man who falls in love with Jane Bennet soon after he moves into the neighboring home. He does not care about social classes, but his is also influenced by his friend, Mr. Darcy.
Mr. Collins | age 30-45
Being the closest male relative of Mr. Bennet, he is slated to inherit his property. As a result, Mrs. Bennet wants one of her daughters to marry him in order to keep the property in the family. He is generally obnoxious and not at all desirable to the young Bennet sisters.
George Wickham | age 18-30
Handsome militia officer. His looks and charisma attract Elizabeth at first. He has some bad blood with Mr. Darcy that changes Elizabeth’s mind about him. He causes some major problems for the Bennet family.
Lady Catherine De Bourgh | age 40-55
Rich, bossy, snobby. She is the aunt of Mr. Darcy. She wants Darcy to marry her daughter. She feels Elizabeth and the Bennet family are below her because of their social class.
Charlotte, Georgiana, Miss Bingley, Ball Guests/servants | females, ages 16-29
Colonel Fitzwilliam, Mr. Gardiner, Officer, Ball Guests/servants | males, ages 16-40+
Mrs. Gardiner, Housekeeper, Ball Guests | females, ages 40+