Searching Teenagers for "Pride and Prejudice" Show
Audition for "Pride and Prejudice" Show. Must be 16 years or older to audition. Please see the details below. ONLY DC, MD & LOCAL TALENT WILL BE ACCEPTED. About the project: Full of distinct characters, sparkling wit and timeless romance that has never gone out of print, Jane Austen’s classic Pride and Prejudice comes alive on stage in this crisp adaptation. Almost from their first meeting, Elizabeth Bennet finds herself at odds with the reticent Mr. Darcy. She finds him cold and arrogant while he disapproves of her family and social standing. Despite his pride and her prejudice—or is it her pride, and his prejudice?—Elizabeth and Darcy can’t seem to avoid each other’s company. Brought together by a series of events beyond their control, both must reconsider their first impressions. Additional info: Please prepare a dramatic monologue in the style of the play. See the document attached. Cast List Announced: Actors will be notified via email if they do or do not receive a role in the production. Those emails will be sent out by December 15. Actors who are cast will be asked to pick up their scripts before 12/18 and are expected to come to the first rehearsal with lines familiarized (not completely off the book but with some “homework done”. Rehearsal Dates: Rehearsals will begin on Sunday, January 7, 2024. Rehearsals will be Su/M/W/Th from 7-10 pm Rehearsals will be the week prior to opening. No conflicts are accepted during Tech Week or Performances. Tech Week: The week before opening, performers should plan on being present at all tech rehearsals. Every effort will be made to minimize rehearsals going over time. Flexibility is appreciated. If interested, please apply.
The eldest of the Bennet sisters, Jane is beautiful and refined; she is also reserved and non-confrontational. She looks for the best in everyone, but does not brook nonsense.
The second daughter of Mr. Bennet, Elizabeth is well read and quick-witted, though sometimes her wit can get ahead of her sense. She is warm and sensible but can also be stubborn to a fault. Loves a good laugh.
The middle sister, Mary can be a little awkward at times and finds respite in books and music. She is loyal to her sisters even if she doesn’t always understand them.
Kitty, short for Catherine, is finding herself as a person. She admires her older sisters but often finds herself enthralled by the more exuberant influence of her younger sister Lydia. Kitty loves to dance and laugh, but she wants desperately to be taken seriously.
The youngest Bennet in years and temperament, Lydia is blithe, lively and irrepressible. I’m fairly certain she has only one volume level. Lydia can be rather short-sighted when it comes to either care or consequence. She lives life to the fullest, and won’t let anyone stop her from having a good time. Mrs. Bennet’s favorite child (and there are clear parallels between them in personality).
Elizabeth’s good friend and neighbor, Charlotte is on the brink of spinsterhood and knows it. Intelligent and pragmatic, she is well aware of society’s expectations and has a plan to meet them. For Charlotte, the business of marriage trumps the dream of romance.
A genuine, modest and sweet-tempered gentleman. Like Jane, he tends to see the good in everyone. He is not always the most confident fellow. Darcy’s good friend.
Unlike her brother, Caroline is not slow to advertise their wealth and status. Proud, aloof, conceited. Beautiful and knows it. Can be sweet if she wants to. She wants what is best for herself and her brother—quite literally.
Darcy is honest, well-mannered, and proud. He has lived with great wealth his whole life and can be aloof and haughty, but he does not go out of his way to demonstrate it as others of his class might. He is intent on rules and tradition and does not do things by halves. He does not react well to change, or to strangers.
A middle-aged clergyman trapped in the body of a young man who is all elbows. Well-intentioned and educated, he tends to let his sentences be unnecessarily complicated. Rather in awe of the wealthy and popular. A keen gardener.
A handsome gent who turns just about every conversation to flirting. Self-preserving, prodigal, scheming. There could be more to him if he, well, cared.
A clever, thoughtful, upright gentleman. A decorated and admired military officer. Darcy’s cousin and good friend. Single and currently unattached.
Lady Catherine’s daughter and heir, Anne cowers a bit under the gaze of her powerful mother. Left on her own, she is practically invisible and does not mind in the slightest. A non-speaking role.
Darcy’s younger sister. A bright, sweet girl with considerable talent for the piano. Like her brother, she throws her heart into things fully, though she is less likely to approach situations with the same care he might. A non-speaking role.