JOHNSON CITY (January 11, 2013) – The Division of Theatre and Dance at East Tennessee State University will hold auditions for the upcoming production of “Blithe Spirit” on Tuesday and Wednesday, Jan. 22-23, at 7 p.m. in the Bud Frank Theatre, located on the lower level of Gilbreath Hall.
“Blithe Spirit” will be performed April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. and April 14 at 2 p.m.
Auditions are open to all ETSU students, faculty, and staff, as well as members of the community. Those auditioning will be asked to read passages from the script and must demonstrate the use of a British dialect. Women interested in the role of Edith, one of the characters in the show, will be asked to sing the Irving Berlin song “Always.”
Copies of the “Blithe Spirit” script are on reserve at Sherrod Library.
A comedy written by Noël Coward, “Blithe Spirit” tells the story of novelist named Charles Condomine who holds a séance hoping to gather material for his next book. But the idea backfires when the séance conjures the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. Only Charles can see Elvira, who decides to wreak havoc on his marriage to his second wife, Ruth.
“Blithe Spirit” will be directed by Bobby Funk, ETSU professor of theatre and dance. Lighting designer will be ETSU professor Delbert Hall and set designer will be Melissa Shafer, who is also a professor of theatre and dance.
For more information, contact Funk at firstname.lastname@example.org or (423) 439-6512.