The Attic Ensemble

The Barrow Mansion

83 Wayne Street

Jersey City, NJ 07302

p. 201-413-9200

e. info@atticensemble.org

Audition Info

We always want to find the best possible cast for all of our shows. Monologue requirements (if any), character descriptions, script sides, and other information is available here whenever new auditions are announced.

AUDITIONS FOR:

 

BLITHE SPIRIT, A farce by Noel Coward

Directed by George Seylaz

 

Monday & Tuesday – September 8th  & 9th, 2014  at 7:30pm

 

Callbacks Wednesday, September 10th at 7:30pm

 

First Read Thru – Sunday, September 14th – Time TBD

 

Attic Ensemble, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City, NJ

 

Performances are FeOctober 24th, 25th, 26th, 30th, 31st  and November 1st and 2nd at the Barrow Mansion, 83 Wayne St., Jersey City, NJ. Rehearsals will be held in the evening with weekend rehearsals as needed.

 

You can download an audition form here, or fill one out at the audition. There are no appointments necessary; auditioners will be seen on a first come/first served basis.

 

Familiarity with the script is strongly encouraged; sides will be provided for cold readings, monologues are not required.

 

 

The Story

The novelist, Charles Condomine, invites an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to his dinner party, in order to provide material for his upcoming book. Unfortunately, she conjures up the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. As only Charles can see and hear her, Elvira proceeds to sabotage Charles' current marriage to Ruth and mayhem ensues.

 

 

CASTING:

 

All Roles are available

 

CASTING NOTE: This is classic Noel Coward: Great delivery and comic timing are required for all roles.  British accents are also required, with the possible exception of Madame Arcati – the medium. We are open to seeing fun, different takes of Madame Arcati. (Fun fact, legendary American, actress Ruth Gordon, played Madame Arcati in a televised version of this show back in 1966.)

 

** Also looking for stage managers and a special effects wiz

 

Charles Condomine  - 30s-50s  A successful, novelist with two women competing for him.  Intelligent and witty.

 

Ruth Condomine -  30s-50s  Charles’s current wife.  Charles is her second marriage. Sharp, Bright, witty and bitchy.

 

Elvira Condomine – 20s-40s  Charles’s first wife.  Beautiful, charming, ethereal …and quite dead. She may be a ghost but she hasn’t lost her love of stirring up trouble.

 

Dr. Bradman – 30s-60s neighbor and friend. A skeptic.

 

Mrs. Bradman – 30s-60s wife of Dr. Bradman.  Easily impressed

 

Madame Arcati - 40s  and older.  A gem of a role! Flamboyant, eccentric and a bit physical.  Her trances often cause her to lie on the floor and she rides her bicycle all over the village.

 

Edith - recently acquired maid of the Condomines.  Can be any age, but must be able to dash about quickly.  She’s very eager to please, but a bit nervous.  A great comedic role!

 

 

This is a non-union production. There is NO PAY/NO FEE.

 

Actors of all ethnicities are encouraged to attend. Bring pix & résumés, stapled together. Sides will be provided for cold readings at the audition.

 

No appointments are necessary; actors will be seen on a first come/first served basis.

 

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