BLITHE SPIRIT - A Classic Theatre Non Equity Auditions

Posted: August 19, 2019
Audition Location: St. Augustine, FL

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A Classic Theatre Announces Auditions for Blithe Spirit

 A Classic Theatre’s auditions for Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit will be held on Sunday, August 25th, at 1:00 PM and Thursday, August 29th,at 6:00 PM, at St. Augustine Beach City Hall, located at 2200 A1A S, St. Augustine FL, 32080. Auditions are also available by appointment. The Production will run for six performances October 26th - November 3rd, 2019, at the Lincolnville Museum and Cultural Center, at 102 ML King Avenue, in Downtown St. Augustine, FL.

In this spirited classic, Charles Condomine is a temperamental writer, who is haunted (literally) by the spirit of his first wife, the vivacious Elvira, after she is mistakenly summoned during a seance, by “Happy Medium” Madame Arcati.  Charles suddenly finds himself in the middle of a most otherworldly love triangle, between Elvira and his second wife Ruth, as both women vie for his affections. Elvira, however, is determined to have Charles all to herself, even if it means finding a way for him to join her in the afterlife!

 

Director, Jennifer Latka, will have actors perform cold readings from the script – no monologues. Please bring a copy of your résumé and a current headshot or photo. All races, ages, genders are welcome! For more information, go to www.aclassictheatre.org or call 904-637-5585.

 

There is a cast of seven characters:

 

Charles Condomine A successful novelist, Charles is sophisticated, witty and intelligent, but

temperamental. Charles finds himself in a love triangle between his wife and his dead wife. 

 

Ruth Condomine: Charles' second wife. Smart, practical and a bit stuffy. She is desperate to exorcise Elvira and get their lives back to normal.

 

Elvira: The deceased first wife of Charles, now a ghost. Vivacious and manipulative, with a wicked sense of humor. She is jealous of Ruth and determined to have Charles all to herself.  

 

Madame Arcati: "The Happy Medium." A local eccentric, who travels by bike. She is an effusive, larger than life character. It is through her Elvira is summoned.

 

Dr. George Bradman: A friend of Charles and Ruth. A skeptic, he is sensible, serious and dry.

 

Mrs. Violet Bradman: Wife of Dr. Bradman. Fair but faded, a bit silly and naive.

 

Edith: The Condomines’ new maid. Edith is a bit clumsy and always moves in a hurry.

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