Time: May 8, 2016 from 7pm to 9pm
Location: Oyster Mill Playhouse
Street: 1001 Oyster Mill Rd
City/Town: Camp Hill PA
Website or Map: http://www.oystermill.com
Event Type: auditions, theatre, theater, comedy
Organized By: Oyster Mill Playhouse
Latest Activity: Apr 7, 2016
The Oyster Mill Playhouse will be casting 5 females and 2 males for the fifth show of our 2016 season, BLITHE SPIRIT by Noel Coward.
Auditions will be conducted over two nights, Sunday May 8th & Monday May 9th, 2016, both at 7 pm. Callbacks will be on May 9th at 8 pm. Please be prompt. Cold readings will be taken from the script. You may be asked to read for several characters. The auditions will be held at the Playhouse, which is located at 1001 Oyster Mill Rd, Camp Hill, PA.
The show will run for three weekends starting July 8, 2016, with the potential of some mid-week benefit performances.
If you have any questions, please contact the production staff at email@example.com.
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revered classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine. Charles is a successful and apparently happily married novelist. In order to conduct research about the occult, he and his second wife, Ruth, invite an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to conduct a séance at their home, assuming she will be a fraud. But, Madame Arcati’s ability to connect with the dead is genuine and she inadvertently summons a ghost from Charles’s past: Elvira, his first wife, who has been dead for seven years. Charles is now haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira. Winner! 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival.
CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS (Playing ages indicated in parenthesis)
Edith (20’s, Female): A maid. Must have a convincing lower class Cockney or Standard British Accent. Will consider a good Irish accent as well.
Ruth Condomine (late 20’s-early 40’s, female): Second wife of Charles Condomine. Is very conscious of her social position. Dominates the help, and uses emotion to rule the household. A smart looking woman. Must have a Posh British Accent, will consider an Upper Class Irish Accent as well.
Charles Condomine (Mid 40’s-Mid 50’s, Male): Well-known author of some stature. Tries very hard to maintain the “stiff upper lip” as his life spirals out of control. Very well spoken with an Upper Class British Accent.
Doctor Bradman (30’s-50’s, Male): A middle aged man of medicine and skeptic. Should be played as a solid member of society with standard British Accent.
Mrs. Bradman (30’s, Female): Faded and a bit sad. Life has frequently disappointed her but against the odds she remains hopeful. Standard British Accent.
Madame Arcati (50’s up, Female): Elderly but spry medium. This character needs to be big and bold but not clownish. Standard British Accent.
Elvira Condomine (20’s Female): Charles’ deceased first wife. Spoiled, petulant and a bit child-like. She desperately wants to have her own way and will stop at nothing to get it. Posh British Accent.
Note: Both Elvira and Ruth will have full-face make up to make them appear “ghostly”. If you have make-up allergies, we need to know this, and it may prohibit you from being cast. These characters may also need to be wigged or will have spray-coloring applied.
The show is set in Kent, England, in the 1940’s.
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