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Casting Call: Blithe Spirit

Memorial Opera House is seeking 5 women and 2 men, age 18 or older, for the hilarious Noel Coward Play "Blithe Spirit".

Charles Condomine, an author, invites a medium to his house to conduct a seance for inspiration for his upcoming novel about the occult. While in a trance, Madame Arcati brings the ghost of Charles' first wife, Elvira, into the house. Charles is the only person who can see or hear her, leading to miscommunications between himself and his second wife, Ruth, who is still very much alive. Elvira's plot to kill Charles and spend eternity with him backfires when Ruth falls victim to the trap.  Madame Arcati returns to dematerialize the spirits, but is unable to. They try and fail multiple times to remove Elvira and Ruth, until it is revealed that Edith, the Condomines' maid, is a psychic and was responsible for the spirits being summoned there. After this revelation, the spirits are removed and, at the warning of Madame Arcati, Charles leaves his home to resume his life elsewhere. Elvira and Ruth destroy the house as he says his farewells to them.

Written By Noel Coward.

The Memorial Opera House is very excited to celebrate its 125th Anniversary with this production, one of the first produced under the stewardship of the Community Theatre Guild. We look forward to a very unique and fun adaptation of this classic!

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While pre-registration is not required, those who do pre-register will be auditioned first.

Audition Dates & Times

Auditions
Monday, February 19 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM
Tuesday, February 20 from 7:00 to 10:00 PM

Callbacks
Wednesday, February 21 As Needed.

Performance Dates

April 27 through May 13, 2018
Fridays & Saturdays At 8:00 PM, Sundays At 2:00 PM

Director

Vicki Zimmerman Gleason

Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin on February 26, and in earnest on March 12. Rehearsals will generally run from 7:00 to 10:00 PM.

Character Breakdown

Charles Condomine
An author who invite Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a seance for material for his upcoming novel. He is initially skeptical of Madame Arcati's powers, but when his late wife's spirit becomes visible to him, he becomes a believer. He prefers his first wife to his second.

Elvira
Charles' first wife, who died seven years before the events in Blithe Spirit take place. When she is summoned back as a spirit, she decides to take up residence in her former home. She intends to kill Charles so the can be reunited.

Ruth
Charles' second wife. She is jealous of Charles' affection for Elvira, which only intensifies when Elvira's spirit returns. After dying in a booby-trapped car, she haunts Elvira.

Madame Arcati
The medium invited to conduct the seance. She is very particular in her dietary habits and travels exclusively by bicycle. She brings the spirit of Elvira to the Condomines' home, but does not know how to remove her.

Edith
The Condomines' maid and, as is revealed in the end, a psychic. She is unintentionally responsible for Elvira's spirit being brought back into the house. She has frantic tendencies and is frequently encourage to slow down by Charles and Ruth.

Dr. Bradman
A friend of the Condomines. He and his wife are invited to the seance, but he is completely skeptical.

Mrs. Bradman
Dr. Bradman's wife, she is the most interested in the Madame Arcati's powers and seems to believe in them from the start.

BE PREPARED!

Audition Notes

Please come with a comedic monologue prepared. Cold readings will also be available. Those auditioning for the role of Madame Arcati should come prepared to ride a bicycle. Bicycle will be provided.

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In addition to pre-registering, you will need to complete a Full Audition Registration Form.You can  CLICK HERE to download the full Audition Registration Form which you should complete and bring with you to the audition.

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