Theatre Play Needs Actresses
Location: Melrose, MA
Ethnicity: All ethnicities
We Announce Auditions for "Blithe Spirit" by Noel Coward.
Callbacks (as needed) on Monday, Nov. 28 at 7:00 PM.
Selected sides from Blithe Spirit will be used for auditions - no prepared monologue required.
Rehearsals are Sunday, Monday and Wednesday nights. Read-through scheduled for Sunday, Dec. 4. Performances are Feb. 3, 4, 10, 11 & 12, 2017
The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a sance, 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 sance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Ruth Condomine (30s) Charles's second wife. Like her husband, Ruth is witty and sophisticated. Ruth is a bit stuffy and a little predictable. She is genuinely concerned that Charles has truly lost his mind (when Elvira appears) and does what's needed to restore order in their home and Charles to normalcy.
Elvira (20s/30s) the ghost of Charles's late first wife. In life, Elvira was spirited, outgoing, wild, and carefree. In death, she is no different (for example, she socializes with Genghis Khan, etc.). She does (did?) love Charles, if somewhat casually, and is jealous of Ruth.
Madame Arcati (???) - pretty much known as the local eccentric, considers herself a spiritualist and medium. Of indeterminate age Madame Arcati comes into the play talking to an eight-year-old contact on the other side. It appears 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.
Violet Bradman (30s/40s) - is Dr. Bradman's wife. Simple and naive, she is quite excited about being in the presence of the medium, who she finds fascinating.