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Last updated August 10, 2017

Albany Civic Theater
Albany, Oregon

Pride and Prejudice

Adapted by: 

Directed by: Karlissa Cornwell

Auditions: January 15, 16 Callbacks: January 17

Performances: March 23, 24, 30, 31, April 1(m), 5, 6, 7

Set in England during the approximate time of early 1800, five daughters of the Bennet family must be married off! Was ever a mother as put upon as Mrs. Bennet? Jane falls deeply in love with the wealthy Mr. Bingley, and it looks as if a romance is possible between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy. But Mr. Darcy is a very proud young man and he is shocked by mama's vulgar matchmaking! He not only leaves for London, but also manages to take Mr. Bingley with him. Jane is heartbroken. Finally, Mr. Darcy returns to propose to Elizabeth. She promptly refuses and berates him for taking Mr. Bingley away and hurting Jane. The attraction between Elizabeth and Mr. Darcy eventually triumphs over the pride of one and the prejudice of the other.

Cast of characters:

Mr. Bennet- middle-aged, pleasing manner, great sense of humor, devoted family man

Mrs. Bennet- frivolous, irresponsible, inveterate matchmaker, 45, still attractive

Jane Bennet- 22, eldest of 5 daughters, beautiful, believes people are better than they are

Elizabeth Bennet- beautiful, intelligent modern girl (for her time), more like her father, quick tempered, proud, sincere

Mary- 18, plainest of her sisters, smug and practical, amusing

Catherine- 17, under control of younger sister, slightly built/ delicate in appearance, giggly, but complains when she does not get her way

Lydia- 15, frivolous and irresponsible, pretty

Lady Lucas- 40’s, friend of Mrs. Bennet’s, rival matchmaker, pleasant and matter-of-fact manner

Charlotte- 27, Elizabeth’s friend, quiet, restrained, reasonable, guided by mother’s advice

Mr. Bingley- 23, the catch of the county, handsome, rich, charming, eyes for Jane

Miss Bingley- 20, fashionable, proud, conceited, concerned with brother’s match

Mr. Darcy- 25+, richer than Mr. Bingley, tall, handsome, cold and stiff, attracted to Elizabeth but turned off by her mother’s lack of taste

Mr. Collins- tall, heavy-set clergyman, pompous, absurdly formal manners, pursues Elizabeth until she does not pay attention to him

Mr. Wickham- handsome young officer, charming, untrustworthy and insincere

Hill- servant of any age, few lines, quiet and efficient

Lady Catherine- dowager, expensively dressed, superior manner, expects everyone to scurry to her command, does not know how to react when Elizabeth defies her


Karlissa Cornwell previously directed Little Women at ACT, and has acted in The Odd Couple, A Little Piece of Heaven, and Crimes of the Heart. She has been teaching English and drama for 17 years.

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