Audition Information

Auditions for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley by Lauren Gunderson and Margo Melcon

Directed by: Megan Helmers

Audition Dates:
Monday September 12 at 7PM – 2019 Grand Ave, West Des Moines.
Tuesday September 13 at 7PM – 2019 Grand Ave, West Des Moines.

The Story: A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, MISS BENNET continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.

Roles Available:
Arthur de Bourgh: Lead, Male, 25-37
A studious, unsociable, only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.

Fitzwilliam Darcy: Supporting, Male, 30-40
a loving, generous, smart husband to Elizabeth. He is quiet and vigilant and thus sees what others often miss. He knows what being lovelorn is like.

Charles Bingley: Supporting, Male, 25-30
Gracious, happy, and ever focused on the love of his life, Jane. A good friend always ready with a smile and support.

Mary Bennet: Lead, Female, 20-30
Finally coming into her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she once was. She is intelligent, curious and spirited, but her family only sees her as a spinster. Ability to play piano a plus.

Elizabeth Darcy: Supporting, Female, 25-30
Married to Mr. Darcy. Confident, charming and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister Jane.

Jane Bingley: Supporting, Female, 25-30
Married to Mr. Bingley. She is seven months pregnant with her first child and is sweet and optimistic as ever. The kindest heart in the house.

Lydia Wickham: Supporting, Female, 18-25
Look late teens; flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr. Wickham is a sham, but she will not admit this. She is the person you want at your party: energetic, engaging, unstoppable. A foil to Mary.

Anne de Bourgh: Supporting, Female, 20-30
Only daughter of the late Lady Catherine de Bourgh. Lived in her mother’s very large shadow, never having to ask for anything or speak for herself her entire life. Judgmental and impatient, just like her mother.

Show dates: November 4 – 20, Fridays and Saturday nights at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2pm.

Please arrive 15 minutes early to fill out paperwork. No need to perform a monologue, audition selections will be from the script

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