MR. BENNET'S BRIDE - Pumphouse Players Non Equity Auditions

Posted September 11, 2023
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MR. BENNET'S BRIDE - Pumphouse Players

Audition for Mr. Bennet's Bride on Oct 23 or 24 at 7:30pm! Roles for adults and young adults available.

Based on Mr. and Mrs. Bennet from Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice, this light and lovely comedy explores how this ill-matched couple met and married twenty five years before the famed novel’s opening. In the late eighteenth century, marriage is more a business transaction than a love affair. Pressure mounts on the young Mr. Bennet to find a suitable match, but his refusal to play by the rules sets in motion a series of events that are both comic and moving.


James Bennett - 28 years old: smart-mouthed and cheeky, doesn't subscribe to marriage for legacy mindset, seeks father's approval

Robert Bennett - James' Father, 50s - 60s: headstrong, soft side for his sister Mary, governs Longbourn estate with an iron fist, has no time improper etiquette

Mary Ellingworth - James' aunt, Robert's sister, 50s: sure of herself, understanding, empathetic

Benedict Collins - Robert and Mary's cousin 50s: smug, uppity, vain

Mrs. Graves - housekeeper to the Bennets, 50-70: helpful, responsible, a good listener, honest

George Gardiner - attorney at law, 40-50: brash, business oriented, what he says goes

Sarah Gardiner - George's wife, 40-50: ditzy, excitable, caring towards Emily

Emily Gardiner - George and Sarah's daughter 17: giggly, spirited, genuine, mischievous

Mrs. Bowman, 40s-50s - polite lady of society

Clara Bowman - Mrs. Bowman's daughter, early 20s : shy but knows what she wants in a husband, smart


  • Director: Imani Anderson
  • Producer: Meghann K. Humphreys
  • Rehearsals: TBD
  • Tech (Mandatory): Jan 28-Feb 1, 2024
  • Performances: Feb 2-11, 2024 (6 performances)


  • Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script.
  • You may pre-register for an audition slot to receive access to additional audition information, including audition sides (scenes).
  • Familiarizing yourself with the audition material is recommended, though memorization is not required.
  • Check-ins for registered and walk-in auditioners are accepted at 7:30pm.
  • Beginners are welcome! Pumphouse Players does not require any previous experience for you to audition for any of our productions.

Pumphouse Players, Inc. is a volunteer-led, non-equity community theatre and does not offer pay or stipends at this time.

Contact producer Meghann K. Humphreys at

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