produced by St. Thomas Players, Center for Faith & the Arts, and Lee Street theatre
sponsored by Across the Pond Bed and Breakfast, Martha West, and Betty Brown
Auditions will be held Sunday and Monday, May 21 & 22, at Lee Street theatre in Salisbury, NC, at 7:00 pm. All ages, ethnicities, and backgrounds are welcome and encouraged. E-scripts can be requested ahead of time by emailing email@example.com.
We ask that you bring a list of conflicts with you to auditions. Rehearsals begin in June and will be held Sunday-Thursday from 7:30-9:30 pm. The production runs July 20-29. Questions? Email Claudia Galup at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Characters (minimum of 10 women, 6 men; maximum of 13 women, 7 men)
The Author, a female, ageless, fairy-like, lit from within
Mr. Bennet, the father, droll & detached
Mrs. Bennet, the mother, an older version of her youngest
The Bennet daughters, in order of birth:
Jane, gentle & kind, a conventional beauty
Elizabeth, spirited & attractive, lit from within
Mary, bespectacled & dour
Kitty, winsome but overlooked, the smallest sister
Lydia, immature emotionally & mature physically
Mr. Bingley, Darcy’s best friend, easy-going & smiley
Caroline Bingley, sister of Mr. Bingley, tall & snobbish
Mrs. Hurst, sister of Mr. Bingley, short & snobbish, with a good singing voice
Mr. Hurst, husband of Mrs. Hurst, always drunk
Mr. Darcy, brooding & dignified, a frowner
Charlotte Lucas, Lizzy’s best friend, plain & practical
Mr. Collins, a vicar, a fool
Mr. Wickham, a soldier, smooth-talking & easy on the eyes
Lady Catherine, Darcy’s aunt, imposing & snobbish
Aunt Gardiner, sister of Mrs. Bennet, warm & genuine
Auditions are June 25 & 26 at 7pm in Lee Street theatre.
Lee Street theatre opens its 10th Anniversary Season with the hysterical southern comedy, Dixie Swim Club directed by Kindra Steenerson Clyne.
Five unforgettable women, free from husbands, kids and jobs, meet at the same beach cottage on North Carolina's Outer Banks to catch up, laugh and meddle in each other's lives over a period of thirty-three years. As their lives unfold and the years pass, these women increasingly rely on one another, through advice and raucous repartee, to get through the challenges that life flings at them with the strength and love that takes this comedy in a poignant and surprising direction.
Performances run August 24-26 & August 31-September 2 at 7:30pm. Tickets are $15+tax and will be available in July online at www.leestreet.org or via phone 704-310-5507.
Character descriptions are as follows:
SHEREE HOLLINGER, the perennial team captain, is practical, supportive and a fount of boundless energy.
DINAH GRAYSON, the wise-cracking cynic of the group, has fought her way to the top and relished the view.
LEXIE RICHARDS, a true Southern belle who lives in Chapel Hill, North Carolina, is the vain, youth-obsessed event planner for a chain of four-star hotels.
JERI NEAL MCFEELEY is the ditzy ray of sunshine of the group. She’s perky and naïve and always sees the positive side of everything.
VERNADETTE SIMMS is a hard luck case if there ever was one. Marriage and motherhood came shortly after college, a dark cloud has hovered above her ever since.