Auditions for the FACE Winter Production of Noel Coward’s hauntingly funny comedy, “Blithe Spirit” will be at 7:00 PM on Wednesday January 10 and Thursday January 11, 2018, in the
Fine Arts Room at the Ron Diehl Center, Hendelmeyer Park, Effingham.
We will be casting 5 women and 2 men.
The parts and approximate ages are:

  • Charles Condomine 40+
  • Ruth Condomine, his second wife 40+
  • Elvira Condomine, his first wife and ghostly presence 30+
  • Madame Arcati, a medium 50+
  • Doctor Bradman, a friend 30+
  • Mrs Bradman, his wife 30+
  • Edith, a maid

The play centers on 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 annoying 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. Things go from bad to worse as Madame Arcati is unable to de-materialize the ghost. Is being dead any way to live?

Production dates are March 15, 16, 17, 22, 23, 24, 2018
Please email any questions to: or call 217 342 2458 during normal business hours.

Past dates

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  • Occurred Wednesday, January 10th, 2018 @ 7:00 pm


Ron Diehl Center

1906 S. Fourth St.
Effingham, IL

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