PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - Connecticut Players Foundation Auditions

Posted: August 15, 2019

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PRIDE AND PREJUDICE - NYC Appointments

Connecticut Players Foundation

APPOINTMENTS
NYC Appointment only auditions to be held on an upcoming date TBD.

CONTRACT
LORT Non-Rep LORT C / $875/week

SEEKING
Submissions from AEA members only for various roles. See breakdown

INSTRUCTIONS
For consideration, mail hard copy of picture and resume asap. Deadline for receipt is 9/9
Deadline: Mon, Sep 9, 2019

SUBMIT TO
Calleri Casting
39 West 14th Street, Suite 504
MARK ENVELOPES: P&P
New York, NY 10011

PERSONNEL
Artistic Director: Jacob G Padrón
Director: Jess McLeod
Writer: Kate Hamill
Casting: Calleri Casting, James Calleri & Paul Davis

OTHER DATES
First Rehearsal: October 29, 2019
First Preview: November 27, 2019
Open: December 4, 2019
Close: December 22, 2019

OTHER
Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

BREAKDOWN
PRIDE AND PREJUDICE
A rousingly theatrical twist on one of the most popular novels of all time. A feminist farce – a screwball twist on a beloved classic! While their mother is determined to find suitable marriages for her daughters, the Bennet sisters find themselves caught up in th politics of love set on the greens of Hertfordshire, England. When news spreads that a mysterious, handsome and wealthy bachelor has come to town, the world the Bennet sisters thought they knew turns upside down, especially for the rebellious Lizzy

NOTE
All roles except LIZZY, MR. DARCY and MRS. BENNET will be doubled. Doublings are suggested below, but may change based on the performer. Seeking transformative performers with excellent comic timing, language skills and the ability to ground absurdism and style in real emotion.
Seeking all genders and ethnicities for the following roles
LIZZY:
Female, late 20s – early 30s.The 2nd oldest Bennet daughter. Too smart for her own good, always clever, sometimes harsh and/or glib. Stubborn and spirited. Gets flustered, which makes her klutzy. Rejects love and marriage for herself while seeing its social/economic necessity for others. Prides herself on good judgment. Bit of a goofball. Not especially pretty. NOT interested in “catching a man.”
MRS. BENNET:
Female, 50s-60s. The matriarch of the Bennet family. The business of her life is to get her daughters married. High energy, high drama, high stakes constantly. Fancies herself a master strategist. Mostly a silly woman of variable temper; serious hypochondriac.
JANE:
Female, Late 20s/early 30s. The oldest and prettiest Bennet daughter. Kind, idealistic, diffident. Always tries to do the right thing. Can be a bit shy. Very close with Lizzy. May double with MISS ANNE DE BOURGH (Female 20s), Lady Catherine’s daughter. Sick. Odd. A bit of a gremlin. Pursuing Darcy as best she can from underneath her mummy-like wraps.
LYDIA:
Female, 14 (seeking actors 18+ to play 14). The youngest Bennet. Lively, prone to imitating others’ behavior and eavesdropping on her mother/older sisters’ marital schemes. Can put on airs. Enjoys balls, boys, and being right. Likes to matchmake; overindulged by her mother. Prides herself on cleverness. May double with LADY CATHERINE (age 50s), Patrician Caesar-meets-drill sergeant, hellbent on making a good match for her daughter. Capable of being quite casually cruel; thinks she gives excellent advice. Unused to defiance; accustomed to flattery.
CHARLOTTE LUCAS
Female, Late 20s/early 30s. A practical girl with a good sense of humor; Lizzy’s best non-Bennet friend. May double with MR. BENNET (Male, 50s): The patriarch of the Bennet family. Finds amusement in absurdity; often looks for respectable escape from the chaos of his family life. Disappointed in marriage. Loves his daughters, especially Lizzy.
MR. DARCY:
Male, 30s-40s. One of the richest men in England. Too proper for his own good; awkward in most social contexts. Prides himself on self-control and good judgment. Not always great with words; says the wrong thing with some regularity. Dry sense of humor if you can find it.
MR. BINGLEY:
Male, 30s-40s. A bouncy, impetuous golden retriever of a man -- loves the world and the world loves him. Wealthy. Inclined to exaggeration; impossibly good-natured, and thus easily led. May double with MARY (Female, teens): The third Bennet girl -- the runt of the litter. A dark goth Bronte character trapped in an Austen world, prone to pendanticism and sulking. Likes playing the piano (badly) and demonstrating her learnedness. Dislikes being forgotten or left out.
WICKHAM
Male, 30s), an unfairly handsome and charming gentleman, raised with Darcy (whom he resents) and charming as hell, with a golden tongue. May triple with MISS BINGLEY (Female, 30s), a very rich young woman, sister to Mr. Bingley. Snotty, elegant, fancies herself witty. Hot on Darcy’s heels. May triple with MR. COLLINS (Male, 40s): Rector to Lady Catherine, whom he worships like a God and is desperate to impress. A self-important academic. He tries hard to be impressive - unfortunately, he has an idiosyncratic quirk wherein ?he cannot quite, ever, land on the right word.
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Equity’s contracts prohibit discrimination. Equity is committed to diversity and encourages all its employers to engage in a policy of equal employment opportunity designed to promote a positive model of inclusion. As such, Equity encourages performers of all ethnicities, gender identities, and ages, as well as performers with disabilities, to submit.

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