Blithe Spirit Audition Notice

Eventide Theatre Company (ETC) and Director Lynne Johnson, invite you to attend auditions for Noel Coward’s comedy, Blithe Spirit.

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 wilful 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.

Auditions take place at Eventide Theatre Comp. inside the Dennis Union Church, 713 Rte 6a Dennis

(Please use back door)


Performance dates are the first two weekends in February 2024

Please submit this FORM PRIOR to auditions.

If you have any questions, please contact Director Lynne Johnson at lynnerj1010@gmail.com


Character Descriptions

CHARLES CONDOMINE: In his forties, Charles is an intelligent, sophisticated, articulate and debonair English novelist. Charles is the husband of Ruth Condomine and deceased first wife, Elvira. His interest in spiritualism as a subject for a novel leads Charles to ask Madame Arcati to dinner and a seance.  He is skeptical until the ghost of his first wife appears. 

RUTH CONDOMINE: A smart looking,witty and sophisticated woman in her mid-thirties, Ruth is the second wife of Charles. She is a bit jealous of Charles’s relationship with his first wife.   Ruth can be a bit stuffy and a little predictable.

ELVIRA:Charles Condomine’s deceased first wife, Elvira returns as a ghost unwillingly and her appearance drives the play.  She is beautiful, spirited, outgoing, selfish, wild and  carefree.  She makes Charles’s and Ruth’s lives very complicated through her jealousy.

DR. GEORGE BRADMAN: A good friend of the Condomines who is invited to dinner and the seance.  He is entirely skeptical of anything to do with the occult but tries hes utmost to go along with the proceedings for the sake of Charles’ research.

MRS. VIOLET BRADMAN: Dr. Bradman’s wife. Simple and naive and a bit faded, she is very excited to be in the presence of a medium, whom she finds fascinating. 

MADAME ARCATI:A middle-aged spiritualist, Madame Arcati is a striking woman who takes her work very seriously.  She is extravagant, eccentric and has a definite bias toward the barbaric.She is the local spiritualist and medium. Elderly but spry, Madame Arcati bicycles into the play wearing slightly outlandish clothes and talking to an eight-year-old contact on the other side. Actor must be able to move.

EDITH:The Condomine’s new maid, a bit odd, nervous and tears around the house at breakneck speed to do things right and make a good impression.

“It’s a Wonderful Life” was wonderful and a great start into the holiday season.

Bruce T

Eventide Theatre Company is a 501(c)3 independent theatre located in the heart of Dennis Village and is known for presenting  thought-provoking plays, concerts, lectures, and mixed media events. Annually Eventide hosts the Kaplan Playwriting/New Plays competition.