Benjamin Gullett (Mr. Darcy) & Honey Lea Smith (Elizabeth Bennet)
Benjamin Gullett (Mr. Darcy) & Honey Lea Smith (Elizabeth Bennet)

SSCC Theatre is pleased to announce the cast and crew for their upcoming spring production, Pride & Prejudice. From the celebrated novel by Jane Austen and adapted for the stage by Jon Jory, Pride & Prejudice will play in the Edward K. Daniels Auditorium, at the Central Campus of Southern State Community College in Hillsboro, OH, on June 5 and 6 at 7:30 p.m. and again on June 7 at 3:30 p.m.

This time-honored, romantic novel is brought to life on the stage in this new snappy, witty, and always charming adaptation. It is 1813 England and nearly the last thing on Elizabeth Bennet’s (portrayed by Honey Lea Smith) mind is finding a suitor. Unfortunately, to Elizabeth’s chagrin, her mother’s (Leslie Holmes) convictions are the complete opposite, trying to marry off all of her daughters including the most beautiful, Jane (Heather Storer), plain Mary (Jessica Chamblin) and her two frivolous youngest, Kitty and Lydia (Ashley Kearney and Amy Petzold, respectfully). But when the independent, effervescent Elizabeth meets the dapper, yet indecipherable Mr. Darcy (Benjamin Gullett) she becomes persistent in making sure that her feelings are not triumphed by what she perceives to be the abhorrent truths about this mysterious man. In a society where subtle snubs and deceit proliferate, is it possible for Elizabeth and Darcy to look beyond his pride and her prejudice, and to make the best match of all?

Rounding out this cast are: Kyle Baker, Hannah Braden, Bob Brown, Veronica Carpenter, Katie Cavendish, Mark Holmes, Bronwyn Jones-Van Frank, Reid Lyle, Charles Miller, Tate Reed, Jason Sharrett, Justin Stich, Ayla Stirnaman, Becky Storer, Don Storer, and A.J. Yourkvitch.

Pride & Prejudice is directed by Rainee Angles and stage managed by Sarah Williams and Amanda Ray. Set Design by Brent and Rainee Angles, light design by Will Klotz, and sound design by Peter Ekstrom, from the original production. Designing costumes is Ashley Singleton. Fulfilling other crew positions are: Sarah Jo Beyersdoerfer, Holly Braden, Kathryn Coy, Stacy Day, Lance Disher, Roodie Eichmann, D.J. Griffith, Keirsten Hall, Mandy Martin, Ashley Newberry, Sara O’Brien, Breah Robinette, and Stephen Voss.

Tickets for Pride & Prejudice go on sale to the public April 27. Tickets are $7 for general admission and $5 for students and faculty with ID. Group sales options are also available. For more information about Pride & Prejudice, tickets, and other SSCC Theatre productions, please visit