Season 52 Auditions


Pride & Prejudice: Believe in Love theatre production poster done in an airbrished style featuring a man proposing to a womanPRIDE & PREJUDICE

Written by Kate Hamill, based on the novel by Jane Austen

Directed by Sarah Hawkins Rusk

About the play: Bold, surprising, boisterous and timely, Pride and Prejudice explores the timeless Jane Austen classic in a frolicking comedy. The outspoken Lizzy Bennet is determined never to marry, despite mounting pressure from society and family. But when the handsome and impossibly aggravating Mr. Darcy keeps popping up at every turn, Lizzy is forced to take a second look at the man she judged so quickly. Literature’s greatest love story shines in this effervescent adaptation from Kate Hamill.



WHO: Current University of Detroit Mercy students are invited to audition.
WHEN: Nov. 14, 6 p.m.
WHERE: Reno Hall Room 164

CALLBACKS: Nov. 15 at 6 p.m. in Reno 164.


  • Prepare one monologue, preferably from a high comedy, that is under 2 minutes.
  • Dress comfortably. There will be a light movement portion of the audition.
  • No experience required -- come with a desire to perform!


If you are cast in this production, you must be available for the following rehearsal times:

  • First read-through, Monday, Nov. 21, 7-10 p.m.
  • Evening rehearsals, Monday to Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Nov. 28 through Dec. 12, 2022
  • Evening rehearsals, Monday to Thursday, 7-10 p.m. Jan. 9 through Feb. 2, 2023
  • Tech Rehearsals:
    • Friday, Feb. 3, 6-11 p.m.
    • Saturday, Feb. 4, noon-7 p.m.
    • Monday, Feb. 6, 6-11 p.m.
    • Tuesday, Feb. 7, 6-11 p.m.
    • Wednesday, Feb. 8, 6-11 p.m.
    • Thursday, Feb. 9, 6-11 p.m.
  • Performances: Feb. 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 24, 25, 26.
    • Friday and Saturday, 7:30 p.m.
    • Sunday, 3 p.m.

Questions? Call 313-993-3270 or email Sarah Rusk at