Open auditions for the classic romantic comedy Pride and Prejudice
will be held Saturday, Sept. 21 from 1 to 4 p.m. at Parkland Theatre. Callbacks, if needed, will take place Sunday, Sept. 22 at 5:30 p.m.
Director Joi Hoffsommer will be casting 14 male and female actors ages 16 and up for a stage adaptation of Jane Austen’s classic 1813 novel, now celebrating its 200th anniversary. Auditions will consist of cold readings from the script. Those interested in auditioning should familiarize themselves with the story and style of Pride and Prejudice
. Character descriptions can be found at the theatre website
All of the wit and romance of Jane Austen's classic novel come to life in this refreshingly fast-paced and engaging new adaptation by Jon Jory. 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?
No appointment necessary. Performances take place November 14 - 24. All members of the community as well as Parkland and U of I students are invited to audition; Parkland Theatre encourages diversity. Email firstname.lastname@example.org