Auditions

Blithe Spirit

Fall Comedy - Directed by Tam Benson

Audition Dates - Saturday, July 31st at 4:30pm and Sunday, August 1st at 1:30pm

Performance Dates - October 8, 9, 10, 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, & 24

**Please note casting will be done by Wednesday. Those not cast - may or may not receive an individual phone call.

 

WHAT DO I NEED FOR AUDITIONS?: Auditions will consist of a cold read from the script. Sample pages are attached, and full scripts can be loaned from the theater. Bring your completed audition form and a calendar reflecting any conflicts with you.

 

REHEARSAL & PERFORMANCE INFORMATION:

Rehearsals will begin August 15, 2021

Performances will be held: Oct. 8-10, 15-17, 22-24

 

ABOUT THE SHOW:

Time Period - 1940s / WWII

Settings Of Play - The living room of Charles Condomine's house in Kent, England.

 

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

 

CHARACTER BREAKDOWN:

EDITH - a maid

RUTH - Charles’ current wife. She is a smart-looking woman in the middle thirties.

CHARLES - husband to Ruth and, before her passing, to Elvira. He is a nice looking man of about forty.

DR. BRADMAN - pleasant-looking middle-aged man.

MRS. BRADMAN - fair and rather faded.

MADAME ARCATI - a medium. a striking woman between the age of fourty-five and sixty-five.

ELVIRA - Charles' late wife

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