Auditions

Auditions: Pride & Prejudice

Artists Civic Theatre and Studio will hold auditions for Pride & Prejudice on Monday, December 19th and Tuesday, December 20th at 6:30 p.m. at the One Reid Street Theatre on the corner of Reid and South Railroad Avenue.

Summary

All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation. Finding a husband is hardly Elizabeth Bennet’s most urgent priority. But with four sisters, an overzealous match-making mother, and a string of unsuitable suitors, it’s difficult to escape the subject. When the independent-minded Elizabeth meets the handsome but enigmatic Mr. Darcy, she is determined not to let her feelings triumph over her own good sense - but the truth turns out to be slipperier than it seems. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Production

Production dates are Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays, March 3 - 19, 2023. There may also be one school show during the day. Our production will be directed by Lori Tarver. Roles are available for a minimum of 14 actors. Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. Please plan to arrive 30 minutes early to register.

Character Descriptions

Mr. Bennet

Married to Mrs. Bennet and has 5 daughters. Master at Longbourn. Best known for sarcastic wit, appears happiest when left alone and usually avoids confrontation.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50


Mrs. Bennet

Married to Mr. Bennet and mother to five daughters. She is a nervous character who main purpose in life is to marry off her 5 daughters.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50


Jane Bennet

Eldest Bennet daughter. Marries Charles Bingley. She is described as beautiful, kind, and patient.


Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 25


Charles Bingley

Marries Jane Bennet, best friend to Mr. Darcy. Described as amiable and good natured.


Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30


Elizabeth Bennet

Second Bennet daughter, marries Mr. Darcy. Witty and smart, courage to speak up.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 25


Mr. Darcy

Marries Elizabeth Bennet. Wealthy gentleman who lives at Pemberley. He is shown to be cold and aloof. Perceived by others as proud and inconsiderate.

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30


Georgiana Darcy

Sister of Mr Darcy, tries to elope with Mr Wickham.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 18


Mary Bennet

Third Bennet daughter. Regarded as plain looking, very smart, but conceited.

Gender: Female

Age: 18 to 19


Catherine “Kitty” Bennet

Fourth Bennet daughter. Considered a shadow of her youngest sister Lydia. She is pretty but described as pale and sickly.

Gender: Female

Age: 17 to 18


Lydia Bennet

Youngest Bennet daughter, marries George Wickham. Mother’s favorite and very spoiled, described as strong, healthy, and good humored.

Gender: Female

Age: 15 to 16


Colonel George Wickham

Grew up alongside Mr. Darcy, tries to elope with Georgiana Darcy, marries Lydia Bennet. Handsome, impulsive, no regard for others

Gender: Male

Age: 20 to 30


Mr. Collins

Distant cousin of the Bennet family and will inherit the Estate at Longbourn, proposes to Elizabeth (turned down) and marries Charlotte Lucas. A clergyman under the patronage of Lady Catherine DeBourgh. Conceited, a social climber.

Gender: Male

Age: 25 to 30


Charlotte Lucas

Best friend of Elizabeth Bennet, marries Mr Collins. Very plain, feels like a burden to her family being an “old maid.”

Gender: Female

Age: 25 to 30


Sir William Lucas

Father of Charlotte Lucas and six other children. Friendly and obliging by nature.

Gender: Male

Age: 45 to 55


Lady Catherine DeBourgh

Aunt of Mr. Darcy and Patronage of Mr. Collins. Haughty, pompous, and condescending.

Gender: Female

Age: 30 to 35


Miss Caroline Bingley

Sister of Charles Bingley. Selfish, proud, and two faced.

Gender: Female

Age: 20 to 25


Colonel Fitzwilliam

Nephew of Lady Catherine and cousin of Mr. Darcy and Georgiana. Pleasant and well-bred.

Gender: Male

Age: 30 to 35


Mr. Gardiner

Brother of Mrs. Bennet, lives at Gracechurch Street in London. Sensible and pleasant.

Gender: Male

Age: 40 to 50


Mr. Gardiner

Wife of Mr. Gardiner. Intelligent and generous.

Gender: Female

Age: 40 to 50


Auditions for plays typically involve cold readings from the script.

Auditions for musicals involve cold readings, a dance audition, and a singing audition.

Directors may want the actors to supply their own accompaniment music, and may have specifics on what kind of audition songs they want to hear. Preferences (if any) will be indicated on the audition poster and here on the audition page.