BLITHE SPIRIT - ACT1 Theater Non Equity Auditions

Posted May 20, 2024
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ACT1 Theater Announces auditions for Blithe Spirit.

Directed by Randy Bampfield

Monday, June 17, 2024, 6-9 PM.

Wednesday, June 19, 2024, 6-9 PM.

Callbacks: Sunday, June 23, 2024, 6-9 PM.

Show Dates: September 6-22, 2024
Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2PM.

All roles are non-Equity; no pay, no fee. ACT1 Theater encourages diversity when casting shows and encourages all interested actors to audition.

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Auditions and Callbacks will be at the Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta, GA 30009.


A smash comedy hit in London and New York, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives concerns fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, who has remarried but finds himself haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Clever, insistent and well aware of Charles' shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” the eccentric and flighty Madame Arcati. As everyone's personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. She “passes over” and joins Elvira, allowing the two “blithe spirits” to haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Audition Process:

Auditions will be held at Alpharetta Presbyterian Church, 180 Academy St., Alpharetta, GA 30009. Enter the main doors facing Academy St.

Auditioners will perform a one-minute comedic monologue; appropriate British accents are encouraged.


Rehearsal begin Wednesday, June 26, 2024 and will be held each week Sunday, 2:00 PM-5:00 PM and Monday/Wednesday, 6:00 PM-9:00 PM. No rehearsals on August 11, 12, 14, 18 and 25, 2024.

Tech week begins Sunday, September 1, 2024; tech week rehearsals will be from 6:00 PM-11:00 PM.

Show Dates: September 6-22, 2024; Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30 PM, Sundays at 2PM.

No conflicts tech week or show dates. Note that Labor Day (September 2, 2024) is during tech week.

Production calendar available


Charles Condomine- Charles Condomine, 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 séance. He is skeptical but becomes a believer when the ghost of his first wife appears—and stays.

Ruth Condomine- Ruth Condomine, 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.

Elvira- Elvira, 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.

Madame Arcati- Madame Arcati, 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.

Dr. George Bradman- 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.

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

Edith- 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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