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Rehearsals

Rehearsals will begin on August 23. Our planned rehearsal schedule is Sundays

(2-5 PM), Tuesdays (6:30-9:30 PM), and Fridays (6:30-9:30 PM), with an increase in rehearsals at the end of October/beginning of November for tech and dress rehearsals. Not all cast will be called to all rehearsals.

 

Strike is scheduled for Sunday, November 17 9AM-3PM, and all cast is requested to attend.

Performances

Friday, November 8 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 9 at 7:30 PM

Sunday, November 10 at 2:00 PM

Friday, November 15 at 7:30 PM

Saturday, November 16 at 2:00 PM

Blithe Spirit

By Noël Coward

All auditions, rehearsals and performances will be held at:

Katonah United Methodist Church

KatonahSPACE

44 Edgemont Road

Katonah, NY 10536

Blithe Spirit is a comic play by Noël Coward, described by the author as "an improbable farce in three acts." The play concerns the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his willful and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost. Shenanigans ensue.

Auditions 

In person auditions will be held:

  • Thursday, August 15 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM

  • Friday, August 16 from 6:30 - 9:00 PM

 

Walk-ins are welcome, or you can make an appointment by emailing PhoenixTheatreArtsCo@gmail.com

 

Video auditions will be accepted via email at PhoenixTheatreArtsCo@gmail.com.

 

If needed, callbacks will be held by invitation only on Saturday, August 17 from 1:30 - 5:00 PM. 

 

All auditioners should complete this form. (A device will be available at auditions if you are unable to complete the form ahead of time!)

 

Auditioners should prepare a short monologue.  You can use a monologue from here, or any 1-2 minute monologue in the style of the show. 

 

Sides will be provided at auditions, but if you would like to browse before hand, you can preview them here.

Character List

Charles Condomine, Male: 38-45

A successful novelist and socialite, Charles is charming, witty, turns every situation to his advantage and doesn’t seem overly concerned by any turn of events. Well-spoken, RP English accent, 1940s upper middle class.

 

Ruth Condomine, Female: 33-40

Ruth is practical, has a no-nonsense approach and is blunt to the point of rudeness. She is the impeccable English hostess. Charles’s second wife. Well-spoken, RP English accent, 1940s upper middle class.

 

Elvira Condomine, Female: 26-33

The ‘Blithe Spirit’ of the title, Elvira is delightful, passionate, carefree, and fun. She is also morally questionable, manipulative and petulant. There is an ethereal quality to her and a 1920’s feel. Well-spoken, RP English accent.

 

Madame Arcati, Female: 50+ (or ageless!)

Madame Arcati is wildly eccentric but astute, with a physicality belying her appearance. She is an effusive, robust English countrywoman. Some physical comedy. Well-spoken, RP English accent.

 

Dr. George Bradman, Male: 28-65

A kindly doctor who can be seriously boring about his medical research. Dr Bradman is a joker who is skeptical about the occult. Well-spoken, any accent.

 

Violet Bradman, Female: 25-60

Violet frequently puts her foot in it and is somewhat silly and excitable. She is a well-meaning person. Well-spoken, any accent.

 

Edith, Female: 16+ (any age)

Edith is an inexperienced and nervous maid who does everything in a flurry. She is naïve and simple. Any accent.

Production Team

Director: Gina Stanton

Producers: Jenna Isabella & Amber Layne

Stage Manager: Laura Braun

Assistant Stage Manager: Sharon Wolff

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