AUDITIONS for The Drama Workshop’s production of BLITHE SPIRIT.
Written by Noel Coward, directed by Gina Kleesattel, produced by Clint Bramkamp and Megan Schultheis.
Auditions will be May 5 & 6, at The Glenmore Playhouse, 3716 Glenmore Ave, Cheviot, OH 45211. Doors will open at 6:30pm, and auditions will begin promptly at 7pm. Callbacks, if needed, will take place Thursday May 9 at 7:00 pm at The Glenmore Playhouse. Actors are welcome to bring a resume and headshot, if they have those available, but it is not required. Additionally if an actor has a prepared monologue, those can be heard as well.
Audition sides or questions can be requested by sending an email to TDWBlitheSpirit2019@gmail.com
Show dates are October 11 through October 27, 2019. Performances are Friday and Saturday evenings at 8 pm, Sunday afternoon at 2 pm. One mid-week performance on Thurs. October 24 at 7:30 pm.
ABOUT THE SHOW: Blithe Spirit concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
PARTS (high English accent for roles):
CHARLES CONDOMINE: (acting age: forties): Charles is an intelligent and urbane English novelist. Charles is the husband of Ruth Condomine and deceased first wife, Elvira.
RUTH CONDOMINE: (acting age: mid-thirties): smart looking woman in her mid-thirties, Ruth is the wife of Charles. She is a bit jealous of Charles’s relationship with his first wife.
DR. BRADMAN: (acting age: middle age): A pleasant-looking middle-aged man, Dr. Bradman is a friend of the Condomines.
VIOLET BRADMAN: (acting age: middle aged)The wife of Dr. Bradman, Mrs. Bradman is middle-aged and a bit faded.
MADAME ARCATI: (acting age: middle aged): A middle-aged spiritualist, Madame Arcati is a striking woman. She is not too extravagant but has a definite bias toward the barbaric.
ELVIRA CONDOMINE: Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife, Elvira returns as a ghost with a goal. In the process, she makes Charles’s and Ruth’s lives very complicated.
EDITH: The Condomine’s maid, Edith is always in a hurry.