Event Series Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice

Pride and Prejudice
By Kate Hamill
Based on the novel by Jane Austen
Directed by Les Campbell
November 25 - December 11, 2022
Auditions: 9/25/22 – 9/27/22

Produced by special arrangement with Dramatists Play Service

The December 4 matinee performance will have a short audience talk-back immediately following the performance.

This isn’t your grandmother’s Austen! Bold, surprising, boisterous, and timely, this P&P for a new era explores the absurdities and thrills of finding your perfect (or imperfect) match in life. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined to never marry, despite mounting pressure from society. But can she resist love, especially when that vaguely handsome, mildly amusing, and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn?! Literature’s greatest tale of latent love has never felt so theatrical, or so full of life than it does in this effervescent adaptation. Because what turns us into greater fools…than the high-stakes game of love?

“Hamill…has a gift for condensing three-volume novels into galloping two-act plays. Her screwball PRIDE AND PREJUDICE…is as frolicsome as her earlier efforts. It hasn’t met a rib it can’t tickle.” —NY Times

Auditions: The Royal Society of Antarctica

Director: Sean Walbeck sean@gigglewax.com 360-647-9242
Audition dates: December 4 & 5, 2022
Performance dates: January 27, 2023-February 12, 2023

Auditioners will do “cold” readings from the script (cold, cuz Antarctica, get it?), some movement, so wear something you can move in.
Actor demands: Some movement/dancing, comfort with intimacy/on-stage dressing, wearing winter gear under hot lights.

All the characters are Americans at McMurdo Station in Antarctica, the largest base in Antarctica, serving as housing and support for most of the scientific missions on the continent. Thus, everyone in the play has a specific job or purpose to justify the great expense in getting them to and/or keeping them on the continent and the actor playing them must embody the ability to perform that job/purpose. The cast can, and should be, as ethnically and racially diverse as America. It’s a funny, human play with funny, human people.

Eight named characters, four chorus/understudies. 7M, 5W
DEE (w): mid-20s, janitor
UT TOM (m): mid-40s, utility technician
UT TIM (m): 30s, lead janitor
TAMARA: mid-20s, a dining attendant
PAM (w): mid-40s, fuel technician
ACE (m): 30s, a FEMC worker
MILLER (m): 21, a Naval Academy midshipman
JAKE (m): late-20s, a biology grad student
CHORUS#1 (m): voice of Hank (DEE’s father), understudy for UT TOM
CHORUS#2 (w): understudy for DEE and TAMARA
CHORUS#3 (m): understudy for UT TIM, ACE, JAKE, MILLER
CHORUS#4 (w): understudy for PAM