Kentwood Players
announces auditions for
Blithe Spirit

Auditions for Blithe Spirit
on Saturday, May 18
and Sunday, May 19, 2019
at the Westchester Playhouse.

Kentwood Players will hold open auditions for the comedy, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward on Saturday, May 18 from 11:00 am to 4:30 pm and Sunday, May 19 from 6:30 pm to 10:00 pm. Callbacks will be on Monday, May 20 from 7 pm to 10 pm. This is a non-equity, non-paid production directed by Gail Bernardi and produced by Susan Goldman Weisbarth for Kentwood Players with rights secured from Samuel French. Performance dates are July 19 through August 24, 2019 on Fridays and Saturdays at 8:00 pm and Sundays at 2:00 pm. Auditions and performances take place at the Westchester Playhouse, located at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

About Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit was a smash comedy hit on the London and Broadway stages. This hilarious farce is about fussy cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine who has remarried but is literally haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Elvira has been called up by a visiting “kooky medium,” Madame Arcati. and laugh a minute pandemonium ensues.

Character Breakdown

Charles Condimine (36-45)
A sophisticated and urbane novelist who is dabbling in spiritualism to use it as a subject for a book.
Ruth Condomine (35-40)
Charles‘s second wife. Ruth is witty and sophisticated but also a bit stuffy and predictable.
Elvira (25 -35)
The ghost of Charles‘s first wife. She is spirited, outgoing, wild and jealous of Ruth.
Madame Arcati (45-65)
Pretty much known as the local eccentric, she considers herself a spiritualist and a medium.
Dr. George Brandman (55-65)
A good friend of the Condomines who is invited to dinner and a seance, skeptical of anything to do with the occult.
Violet Brandman (50-55)
Simple and naive, she is excited about being in the presence of a medium.
Edith (20-40)
The Condomines‘ new maid. She is nervous and tears around at breakneck speed trying to do things right.

If you want to Audition

British accents are required. The director requests actors to have read the play before auditioning. Please allow time to sign-in and complete paperwork during scheduled audition times. Please bring a current headshot and resume as well as your calendar. A rehearsal schedule will be posted at auditions and you will be asked to note any conflicts. If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the production team at blithespirit@kentwoodplayers.org.

To meet the Blithe Spirit production team and learn more about Kentwood Players, the public is invited to attend our general membership meetings, which are free and held on the third Wednesday of each month at 7:30 pm at the Westchester Playhouse located two blocks west of the San Diego Freeway and two blocks north of Manchester at 8301 Hindry Avenue in Westchester, CA 90045.

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