Auditions

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Blithe Spirit
 

Directed by Eric Shoen


Saturday, August 20, 2022

STARLIGHT COMMUNITY THEATER is pleased to offer BLITHE SPIRIT! The show is directed by Eric Schoen, and is for our adult actors ages 16+.

 

 Performances and most rehearsals will be live, in-person at Starlight Community Theater, 1611 W. Whispering Wind Dr. Suite #9, Phoenix, AZ 85085.   A tentative schedule is found above on the blue button. Performances are October 14-23, 2022.

COVID Information:

COVID immunization required for all members of the production.  COVID safely precautions will be adhered to during all rehearsals and performances appropriate from the guidance of our health officials.

 

Audition Information:

  • Please sign up for one 5-minute slot for Saturday, August 20th.  If all timeslots are reserved we will offer more timeslots.

  • Please prepare one brief monologue from any play, any style (including Blithe Spirit, if that's your preference) for your audition.

  • All actors must fill-out the audition registration form by clicking the blue button above

  • Please send your theater resume & headshot (optional) to info@starlightcommunitytheater.com

  • CALLBACKS by invitation will take place at the theater in person on Sunday, August 21 from 3-5pm.

The Story:

Blithe Spirit is set at the house of writer, Charles, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. He asks along his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book. Despite initially thinking the séance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in his house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple. When Elvira unwittingly causes Ruth’s death in her attempts to bring Charles over to be with her, Charles becomes haunted by both of his now-deceased wives. Frustrated by their odd situation, the threesome call on Madame Arcati once more to send Elvira and Ruth back to the other side. Intensely funny and character-driven, Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion, and wit to great effect.

Casting:

Actors of all races, ethnicities, sizes, abilities, and genders (conforming and nonconforming) are highly encouraged to audition. 

Edith: A maid, clever, some physical comedy

Ruth: Married to Charles, upper class, shares a dry wit with Charles

Charles: Married to Ruth, but haunted by his first wife

Dr. Bradman: Simple, earnest

Mrs. Bradman: A curious sort

Madame Arcati: Quite a personality, conducts the séance

Elvira: Charles’ first wife, a ghost