APA Theatre’s BLITHE SPIRIT Auditions: Thurs, 6/9

Posted June 6, 2022

APA Theatre’s BLITHE SPIRIT Auditions: Thurs, 6/9

Auditions: Thursday 6/9/22 3:00pm-6:00pm
Callbacks: Friday 6/10/22 3:00pm-6:00pm

First Read Through: Thursday 6/16 3:00pm-6:00pm
Rehearsals: August TBD (actors will need to be available during the month of August)

About Blithe Spirit
It’s summertime in Kent and Charles Condomine is working on his latest novel concerning the occult mysteries. As part of his research, he and his wife Ruth host a séance with an eccentric medium known as Madame Arcati and invite their friends to play along. The evening takes a supernatural turn when Arcati conjures Charles’s deceased first wife, Elvira, who doesn’t have plans to leave. Lighthearted and endearing, this otherworldly classic combines farce, emotion, and wit to goosebump-giving effect!

Blithe Spirit Character Descriptions

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