Audition Notice: Blithe Spirit

Preliminary Audition Date:
Sun, April 5 – 2:00p-5:00p

Callback Audition Date:
Monday, April 6 – 7:00p-9:00p

Audition Notice: Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit

Bringing a New Twist to a Classic Farce

By: Noel Coward
Directed by: Daniel Kozar

Audition Location: 377 North Main Street, Mansfield

Audition Contact: To schedule an audition slot, email Blithe Spirit director, Daniel Kozar at dbkozar@hotmail.com

What to Prepare: Actors are asked to prepare a 1-minute comic monologue in the style of Noel Coward.

Special Considerations: Actors who have heel experience are encouraged to wear/bring heels to their audition.

REHEARSAL AND PERFORMANCE:
Rehearsals will start April 12, running 2-3 times per week based on cast availability. In the middle of May rehearsals will take place on Sunday, Tuesday, and Thursday evenings. After May 12, Monday evenings will be added.

Blithe Spirit runs June 5-June 21. Thursday, Friday, and Saturday performances at 8pm. Sunday matiness at 2:00. An additional Saturday matinee will be held on June 20 at 2:00pm. June 20th will include two performances.

Tech Week begins Sunday May 31st and runs through June 4th.

BLITHE SPIRIT SYNOPSIS

Under the astute direction of Daniel Kozar and in celebration of Gay Pride month, Blithe Spirit will be set in Provincetown MA and feature Charles and Richard Condomine. Charles, a successful writer of non-fiction, histories, and biographies and Richard, operator of a popular website dealing with self-help closet reorganization. Charles invites a drag queen psychic, Madame Ar-Ka-Tay to a dinner party as research for his new book, The Unseen.Hilarity erupts whenMadame Ar-Ka-Tay manages to conjure up Charles’s mischievous first husband, Lucien. 

Come and take part in a Blithe Spirit you never have before! 

CHARACTER DESCRIPTIONS:

Charles Condomine-Pitt    40-55    Urbane and successful Boston based writer. Married 10 years to Richard, previously married to Lucien.
Richard Condomine-Pitt                35-45      Husband of Charles, organized and practical, he maintains order in the Boston and Provincetown households.  
Lucien 25-30   First husband to Charles, mischievous and flirtatious Lucien was an obvious “player” in the day. Drowned while having a moonlight swim, with someone other than his husband.
Madame Ar-Ka-Tay 35-55     A drag queen psychic, part time children’s book author,  and a full-time resident of Provincetown.                        
Eddie    18-22 A not too bright houseboy, working in Provincetown for the summer to help pay for college.
The Bradmans and one artist 35-60 Gender nonspecific couple, friends of Charles and Richard. One member of the couple is a doctor, and the other an artist