Performances: April 7 – May 6, 2023, on
Auditions: Sunday, November 27 @ 7:00
& Wednesday, November 30 @ 7:00 pm
Readings will be from the script [DOWNLOAD
SIDES HERE]. Callbacks to be determined. Please bring
picture/resume. Performance stipend of $40/performance. Rehearsals
begin in February 2023.
Director: Jeffrey SanzelStage Manager:
Watch Elizabeth Bennet and Mr. Darcy fall in love all over again:
This time filtered through the world of the internet. Modern voices
interject and build on this classic love story in the form of blog
posts, chat room discussions, quotes from film adaptations, and even
letters from Ms. Austen herself to create a delightfully postmodern
view of 19th century England. Five actors play nearly two dozen
roles in this hilarious and moving homage to Jane Austen’s most
beloved novel, Pride and Prejudice.
From the author’s production notes:
Pride@Prejudice is written to be performed by a cast of five. All
but one play multiple characters within the story. Each actor also
has an identity as a performer within the play. […] Actors play
roles from the novel, performers, a broad range of “internet
characters,” and—in one case—Austen herself […] The original cast
used British accents for their characters, but reverted to their own
American accents when not playing a character within the story.
Questions, arguments, quizzes, etc., were generally treated as
dialogue among the “internet characters” or the performers, though
they sometimes took in the audience as well. When speaking the lines
drawn from outside sources, an astonishing enthusiasm is often
appropriate. The play is a romance, a comedy, and a celebration.
THEATRE THREE is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion.
As such, we encourage performers of all races and ethnicities,
gender identities, sexualities, and abilities to attend every
audition. PLEASE NOTE: All actors must be fully vaccinated.
Four versatile performers (appear 20s to 30s) who are comfortable
with both comedy and elevated text (19th century)
Track 1: Jane Bennet, Caroline Bingley, Lydia,
Mary, Lady Catherine, Georgiana, Jane Austen
Track 2: Mrs. Bennet, Charlotte, Mrs. Gardiner,
Miss de Bourgh
Track 3: Mr. Darcy, Mr. Collins
Track 4: Mr. Bennett, Mr. Bingley, Sir William,
Footman, Doctor, Mr. Wickham, Mr. Gardiner, Colonel Fitzwilliam
The role of Elizabeth Bennet is cast.