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Casting the Syracuse Stage 2013-14 season. Season includes "Blithe Spirit" (Michael Barakiva, dir. Rehearsals begin Aug. 20; runs Sept. 20-Oct. 6), "Scorched" (Wajdi Mouawad, write...more

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Males & Females, ages 14+, All Ethnicities

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Full Character Breakdown


Charles Condomine - early to late 40s. Upper-class British writer. Sophisticated, handsome, charming and masculine, born into privilege and carries it well. Excellent at and used to getting what he wants, usually without trying too hard.
Ruth Condomine - mid to late 30s. Intelligent, attractive, practical and grounded. She's an efficient woman who would probably have been a successful lawyer in today's world. Not scared to pursue what she wants until she gets it. A force to be reckoned with.
Elvira Condomine - mid to late 20s. As sexy as they come, with wit, charm and joie de vivre galore. Men usually stumble over themselves to accommodate her, and women resent her for it. Temperamental, mercurial, naughty and lovely.
Madame Arcati - mid 40s to mid 60s. A striking, confident woman with other-worldly powers. She has the confidence of being genuine in a profession full of charlatans. Funny, eccentric, and proud of the powers she's developed.

Theatre's Casting Notes for BLITHE SPIRIT:

A few notes about the kind of actors we're looking for in BLITHE SPIRIT:

1) Accents are a must. For the Condomines, that means something posh from the nicer parts of London. For Madame Arcati, there are lots of possibilities - it could be British, it could be Eastern European, it could be the kind of traceable accent professionals in the occult occasionally cultivate. The actors should feel free to use whatever they feel most comfortable using, but it has to be in an accent, not in Standard American.

2) Since this is a language play, actors with strong language skills and a sense of the rhythm of the style would be great.

3) We're interested in actors of color in any of the roles.


Actor 1 (Female): Jeanine/ Jihane - Middle Eastern actress 30s
Actor 2 (Female): Nawal - Middle Eastern actress must be able to play 14-40s and resemble Actor 1. She sings.
Actor 3 (Female): Nawal 2 / Nazira / Abdessamad - Middle Eastern actress in her 60s
Actor 4 (Female): Sawda / Elhame - Actress of Middle Eastern or African descent, must be able to play 18-40s. Sings.
Actor 5 (Male): Simon /Guide - Middle Eastern actor 30s. In good physical shape.
Actor 6 (Male): Alphonse Lebel / Doctor - Westerner... 50s
Actor 7 (Male): Ralph / Malak / Chamseddine - 50s-100... Could look Middle Eastern or have African roots.
Actor 8 (Male): Wahab / Nihad / Guide? - must play 15 to 40s
Actor 9 (Male): Antoine / Militiaman/ Janitor/ War Photographer - young 40s - possibly African descent.


Caleb – White. 20s. Southern Jewish Confederate soldier. Son to a plantation and slave owner.
John – Black. A former slave 20s. Literate. Self-possessed. Half-brother to Caleb
Simon – Black. A former slave 50-60; possesses quiet authority; caring. Able to sing a cappella.


Tom: Late 20-mid 30s. Sensitive. A poet at heart.
Laura: 20s - Self-conscious. Fragile. Has one leg shorter than the other.
Amanda: 54-55 – A woman of the South possessed of a great but confused vitality. She clings frantically to another time and place. She lives vitally in her illusions.
Jim: Mid 20s – A nice, ordinary young man. Good natured. Kind.

Casting Note: We’re interested in seeing African-American European-American and/or biracial actors for all roles in THE GLASS MENAGERIE.

(coproduction with Portland Stage Company, Portland WA but will originate in Portland and be received by Syracuse Stage. Portland will handle those auditions and announce.)