San Diego Auditions – Pride and Prejudice

05/31/2011

Casting notice posted on auditionsfree.com, casting location: San Diego, CA
PRIDE & PREJUDICE
Based on the novel by Jane Austen – adapted by Jon Jory
Directed by Sandra Lynn Kraus – Produced by Desiree Peters

OnStage Playhouse
291 Third Avenue
Chula Vista, CA 91910

SUNDAY, JUNE 19
&
MONDAY, JUNE 20 AT 7:00PM

Callbacks may be held by invitation only on June 21 at another location.
AUDITION APPOINTMENT REQUIRED. Please request an audition slot by emailing pandposp@gmail.com. Please be prepared with a one-two minute monologue. Classic or contemporary is fine, comedic is preferred. A headshot and resume is appreciated. NO STIPENDS provided.
The script can be read on-line at:http://www.playscripts.com/plays/prideandprejudice.pdf
Rehearsals will begin the first week of July (table work) with one week off July 21 – 30 and some rehearsals will take place on weekends. Rehearsals will be scene based for the first several weeks…hence you may not be called for every rehearsal. The show will run September 9 thru October 8, 2011 (Thursdays-Sundays).
Based on the novel, this adaptation is fast paced with a simple set and few props. The play is set in England in 1813 and requires excellent character acting, clear English accents and ability to move well. Doubled roles must be able to present two clearly different characters and a range in age. Character ages are older than traditional casting for this production.

ALL ROLES ARE AVAILABLE:
Mr. Bennet (55) – father to four daughters, kind-hearted and jovial. He uses his sarcastic wit to irritate his wife in a playful manner.
Mrs Bennet (55) – boisterous mother of four daughters, concerned about getting all of her daughters married off. She comes across as being without class and considered by some as foolish and nosey.
Elizabeth Bennet (35) – intelligent, independent, well-read and quick-witted.
Mr Darcy (40) – very wealthy, handsome, seemingly aloof, intelligent and speaks his mind. Tends to look down on his social inferiors.
Jane Bennet (35) – most beautiful of the sisters, demure, kind and sensible.
Mr Bingley/ Colonel Fitzwilliam/ Servant (40) – Bingley is best friend to Darcy, well mannered, not concerned with social class and well meaning.
Lydia Bennet/Georgiana Darcy (30) – Lydia is gossipy, self absorbed, impetuous and immature. She is the youngest of the sisters. Georgiana is the very quiet, shy younger sister to Mr Darcy.
Mary Bennet/ Charlotte Lucas (30) Mary is the middle sister and is bookish and pedantic. Charlotte is best friend to Elizabeth and a realist. She is plain and looks upon marriage as a necessity not out of love.
Kitty Bennet (25) The fourth Bennet sister. Like Lydia, she is girlishly enthralled with the soldiers.
Miss Bingley/ Mrs Gardiner (30) Bingley’s snobbish sister. Her vain attempts to garner Darcy’s attention cause Darcy to admire Elizabeth’s self-possessed character even more. Mrs Gardiner is nurturing, quiet wife to Mr Gardiner.
Mr Gardiner/ Sir William Lucas/ Mr. Collins (45) Mr. Collins: strong comedic role. A pompous, generally idiotic clergyman who stands to inherit Mr. Bennet’s property. Mr. Collins’s own social status is nothing to brag about, but he takes great pains to let everyone and anyone know that Lady Catherine de Bourgh serves as his patroness. He is the worst combination of snobbish and obsequious. Mr Gardineris the kind brother of Mrs Bennett. He is the opposite of his sister, is reasonable and grounded.
George Wickham/ Ball Guest (40) – ne’er do well soldier, with a disreputable past. Very flirtatious; a fortune and opportunity hunter.
Lady Catherine De Bourgh/ Housekeeper/ Ball Guest(55) – Lady Catherine is extremely wealthy widow mother to a shy frail daughter. She is opinionated, controlling and has a strong personality. A rich, bossy noblewoman; Mr. Collins’s patron and Darcy’s aunt. Lady Catherine epitomizes class snobbery, especially in her attempts to order the middle-class Elizabeth away from her well-bred nephew.
Ball Guest/ Officer/ Servant – any age over 20 (may be played by Stage Manager)

To request an audition slot or if you have any questions, please email pandposp@gmail.com.

Casting Location: San Diego, CA
Contact email: pandposp@gmail.com

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