AUDITIONS!

Pride and Prejudice directed by noelle arms
for Actors ages 12-Adult (Adult actors encouraged!!)

Auditions tuesday January 29 6:30-9:30pm
Callbacks wednesday january 30 7-10pm

Rehearsals Sunday-Wednesday 7-10pm Beginning February 12th

Mandatory Tech Week: Sunday March 24 -Thursday March 28 5-10pm

Performs at the Poison Apple Playhouse March 29, 30, 31, April 5, 6, 7, 12, 13

THERE IS A 15 HOUR REQUIRED VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITY FOR ADULT ACTORS. 
YOUTH ACTORS PARTICIPATION FEE IS $450 WITH 15 PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS, OR $600 WITH NO VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITY.

Please learn one of the following monologues to perform for your audition.

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LYDIA:  I cannot believe it!  When I went away, I am sure I had no thought of being married, though I thought it would be very good fun if I was!  Do the neighbors know that I am married yet?  On the way here, I made sure to wave at people with my left hand, so that everyone we passed could see my ring!  (She demonstrates; beat)  And do you not all think my husband is perfectly charming?  I only hope my clearly envious sisters may have half my good luck.  They must all go to Brighton.  It is really the place to find husbands.

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MR. BINGLEY:  My dear Miss Bennet, I did not come here today to stutter like an idiot before you.  Rather, I want to apologize for my behavior in leaving Netherfield without any explanation last fall.  You see, certain parties had persuaded me that you felt indifferently towards me, and though I loved you from the very beginning, it seemed like it would be less painful to end our acquaintance before it became serious.  Can you not see how stupid I am? (beat) But it took me no time at all to realize that my heart had been right all along, and that I cannot bear to be so distant from you.  Even if you do not feel the same way, I feel that I must tell you that I love you.  (He pauses for breath -- it is the most he has ever talked in his life without fumbling.  Jane stares at him, in raptures.) Therefore, if you have the kindness to forgive me a bumbling idiot, and I do not blame you if you say no, (getting on one knee), will you do me the honor of marrying me?

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LIZZY (slowly):  Do you think that anything would tempt me to accept the man who has ruined, perhaps forever, the happiness of a most beloved sister?  (No response.)  Do you deny it?  You have been the principal means of tearing them apart, of exposing your friend to the condemnation of the world for being fickle and insecure, and my sister to its scorn after being publicly abandoned, and otherwise involving them in misery of the acutest kind!  (beat; angrily)  From the moment I met you, your arrogance, your conceit, and your selfish disdain of the feelings of others, had made me realize that you were the last man in the world whom I could ever be prevailed on to marry!

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MR. COLLINS:  But before I am run away with my feelings, perhaps it will be advisable to state my reasons for marrying.  Firstly, it is the duty of a clergyman to set the example of matrimony in his parish.  Secondly, I am convinced that it will add greatly to my happiness.  And thirdly, it is at the urging of my esteemed patroness Lady Catherine de Bourgh that I select a wife.  (little cough)  My object in coming to Longbourn was to choose such a wife from among Mr. Bennet's daughters, for as you know I am to inherit his estate, and I would hope that our alliance would make amends for this.  (He drops a knee.)  And now nothing remains but for me to assure you in the most animated language of the violence of my affections.

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MR. WICKHAM (boldly):  Mr. Darcy has always been proud.  He thought his father liked me more than him, and nothing could convince him otherwise.  Once he controlled his father's estate, he found the perfect chance to get back at me, even though I had done nothing wrong. (smiling)  Please don't be sorry!  The militia is a fine alternative occupation, although it would not have been my first choice.  I do not live as comfortably as I would have otherwise, but I am certainly not the most wretched man in the world.  I prefer to think on the bright side - if I was not in the militia, I would never have met you!

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MRS. BENNET:  Mrs. Long told me that Mr. Morris told her that Netherfield Park has been taken by young man of large fortune from the north of England!  His name is Mr. Bingley, and he is, I am -- delighted to say -- single!  Oh, what a fine thing for our girls!  Undoubtedly, he may fall in love with one of our girls at first sight, which is why you must visit him as soon as possible.  (Emphatically)  Yes, now!!  Think of your poor girls!  Left without a home or an inheritance after you are dead and buried -- their familial home wrenched from beneath them by an obscure male relative!  (bitterly) What regret shall pulse through their veins if Mr. Bingley rides by our hovel in his coach-and-four with some dimwitted village girl by his side -- all because her father got to him first!

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Title TBD
directed by jaimee semsky

for ages 10-18

Auditions Sunday February 24 3-6pm
Callbacks tuesday February 26 6-9pm

Rehearsals Tuesdays and Wednesdays 5:00-8:00pm Beginning March 5th

Mandatory Tech Week: Monday May 20 and Tuesday May 21 5-9pm
Wednesday May 22nd 4-10pm at the Lesher Arts Center

Performs at the Lesher Center for the Arts Thursday-Sunday 5 shows total
May 23 7:15pm, 24th 7:15pm, 25th 2:15pm and 7:15pm, 26th 2:15pm

Actors ages 10-18

PARTICIPATION FEE IS $550 WITH 15 PARENT VOLUNTEER HOURS,
OR $800 WITH NO VOLUNTEER RESPONSIBILITY.

Audition Materials will be posted in February 2019 - please check back February 1.


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