Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
by Gaslight Baker Theatre
Sep. 10 - Sep. 12 (2022)
A sequel to Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice set two years after the novel ends, Miss Bennet continues the story, only this time with bookish middle-sister Mary as its unlikely heroine. Mary is growing tired of her role as dutiful middle sister in the face of her siblings’ romantic escapades. When the family gathers for Christmas at Pemberley, an unexpected guest sparks Mary’s hopes for independence, an intellectual match, and possibly even love.
Auditions for Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley
By Lauren Gunderson and Margot Melcon
Directed by Tifani Pust
Saturday, Sunday, and Monday, September 10 (1pm), 11 (1pm), and 12 (6:30pm), 2022
216 S. Main Street
Lockhart, TX 78644
Mary Bennet -- 20. Finally coming in to her own, she is no longer the plain, boring girl she was once was. She is curious, intelligent, and lively, but her family sees her as a future spinster. She does not suffer fools. She wants to live.
Arthur de Bourgh -- 25. A studious, unsocial only child who has never been around women or large families. He is a loner who prefers books to people. He has recently inherited a large estate and has no idea what to do next.
Elizabeth Darcy -- 22. Married to Mr Darcy, she is confident, charming, and witty. She makes a fun and surprising lady of the house. She is best friends with her sister Jane.
Fitzwilliam Darcy -- 30. A loving, gentle, smart (if a little stiff) husband. He is quiet and vigilant and sees what others miss. He knows what being lovesick is like.
Jane Bingley -- 24. Married to Mr Bingley, she is seven months' pregnant with their first child and is sweet and optimistic, the kindest heart in the house.
Charles Bingley -- 25. Gracious, happy, and always focused on the love of his life, Jane. A good friend and always ready with a smile.
Lydia Wickham -- 17. Flirtatious, youthful, self-centered. Her marriage to Mr Wickham is a sham but she will not admit this. She is the type of person you want to have at your party: energetic, engaging, unstoppable.
Anne de Bourgh -- 20s. Lived her life in her mother's very large shadow. Never had to ask for anything or speak for herself. Judgmental and impatient.
December 2-17, 2022; shows Fridays & Saturdays at 8pm, Sundays at 2pm, Saturday Dec 17 at 2pm