Capital Repertory Theatre Auditions for “Miss Bennet: Christmas At Pemberley”

Capital Repertory Theatre

AUDITIONS: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY

PRODUCER: Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl St, Albany, NY 12207

PLAY: MISS BENNET: CHRISTMAS AT PEMBERLEY, by Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon

DIRECTOR: Maggie Mancinelli-Cahill

REHEARSAL/PERFOMANCE DATES: Starts rehearsal Oct. 30 ? Previews Nov. 23 ? opening Nov. 27 – closes Dec. 23

PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE: Tues-Thurs 7:30PM, Fri/Sat 8PM, Sat 3PM, Sun 2PM – matinee Wed. Dec. 5 and 3 student matinees 10:30AM)

AUDITIONS: BY APPOINTMENT. Monday, Sept. 10, 3-5PM, Capital Repertory Theatre, 111 N. Pearl Street, Albany, NY 12207

SYNOPSIS: This charming imagined sequel to Jane Austen’s PRIDE AND PREJUDICE brings the Bennet daughters alive again at a Christmas gathering at Pemberley. Elizabeth, now married to Mr. Darcy and Jane (now expecting a child with Charles) are blissfully happy; Lydia, saddled to the ill-suited Mr. Wickham, denies her unhappiness with her continued flirtations. The awkward middle-sister, Mary, has blossomed into an intelligent, curious young woman and now, with the help of fate and her sisters, she meets her soulmate, Mr. Arthur De Bourgh – until an uninvited guest threatens to spoil everything.

SEEKING:

1 F – NON-UNION

Anne DeBourgh – (20s) – a spoiled young woman who has been raised with great privilege. Having lived in her mother?s overbearing shadow, Anne is now free to be herself since her mother’s death. Unfortunately, she a real “chip off the old block” with many of her mother’s most infuriating qualities. Determined. Dismissive of those she considers inferior. Arrogant. She now desires marriage and will stop at nothing to get her man. Actress must have upper-class English accent and understand style for this comedy that takes place in Jane Austen’s world of 1848.

REMUNERATION:

Actors receive a weekly gas/meal per diem

Actor may join the Equity Membership Candidate program and earn points toward membership during rehearsal and performance weeks

Housing is not available. Actor must have local housing and transportation.

NOTE about rehearsals: Monday is the day off during rehearsal and performance. Actor will not be called before 3PM during first 2 weeks of rehearsal. However, actor must be available Saturday and Sundays – and during some days of tech.

HOW TO SUBMIT Send picture/resume to Casting@capitalrep.org. Actors will be assigned an audition time.

AUDITION MATERIALS: Bring short, prepared monologue with English accent. (1-2 minutes).

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