Blithe Spirit Auditions-Cleveland, OH - Casting ID # 1563721
Project Type Live Event Submission Type Open Call
Location Cleveland, OH Union Non-union
Rate/Pay n/a Release Date 01-02-18
Audition Date 08-27-18 Submission deadline 08-26-18
Casting Category Theatre - Non-Equity
A comic play by Noël Coward, centers around 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. cannot see

Role # 1 Charles Condomine
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A novelist. Charles is bright, sophisticated, articulate, and debonair but somewhat at the mercy of his wives, past and present. His interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask Madame Arcati to dinner and a seance. He is skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears - and stays.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 2 Ruth Condomine
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Charles’s second wife. Like her husband, Ruth is witty and sophisticated, and she is quite the society matron. Ruth is a bit stuffy and a little predictable. She is convinced that Charles has lost his mind when Elvira appears. Ruth acts as a concerned wife, trying to restore Charles to normalcy.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 3 Elvira
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The ghost of Charles’s first wife. Only Charles can see or hear her. In life, Elvira was spirited, outgoing, wild, and carefree. In death, she is no different; she socializes with Genghis Khan. She does love Charles, if somewhat casually, and is jealous of Ruth.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 4 Arcati-Madame
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The local spiritualist and medium. Elderly but spry, Madame Arcati comes into the play talking to an eight-year-old contact on the other side. She truly is in contact with the other world and inadvertently is the “medium” through which Elvira is called back to this one. She is eccentric, effusive and boisterous.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 5 Dr. George Bradman
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Dr. George Bradman is a good friend of the Condomines who is invited to dinner and the séance. He is entirely skeptical of anything to do with the occult but tries his utmost to go along with the proceedings for the sake of Charles’ research.


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Gender: Male
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 6 Violet Bradman
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Is Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naïve, she is quite excited about being in the presence of the medium, whom she finds fascinating.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60

Role # 7 Edith
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Edith is the Condomine’s new maid. She is nervous and tears around at breakneck speed trying to do things right and make a good impression.


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Gender: Female
Age: from 18 to 60