CVP holds Open Auditions for our productions, meaning they are open to anyone 18 yrs and older. No experience is required! CVP accepts both novice and experienced actors, and we provide a fun, casual and non-judgmental atmosphere. CVP is a non-equity community theatre that thrives on volunteers from the local community. CVP membership ($35/year) is required for everyone in a production.
Auditions consist of readings from selected scenes, called “cuts” or “sides”; scripts/sides will be provided at the audition. Actors may attend one or both nights of auditions. Contact the director for an audition form, a copy of the script, or if you need to schedule an alternate audition time/date.
Auditions are held at The Depot Theatre, 4861 White Lake Rd., Clarkston MI 48348
COVID Protocols: Because the health and safety of our members is our first priority, CVP has adopted a temporary policy requiring all volunteers, cast and crew to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 or able to provide a doctor’s note if there is a medical reason you cannot be vaccinated.
By Noel Coward
Presented by Special Arrangement with Concord Theatricals
Directed by Stephen Cunningham, Produced by Jim Pike
2023 Performances: March 10, 11, 12, 17, 18, 19, 23, 24, 25
Synopsis: The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As everyone’s personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
Cast: All ages are flexible and not absolute
Charles: Late 30’s to early 40’s. Urbane and polished and witty.
Ruth: Charles’ 2nd wife Late 20’s to Early 40’s, Urbane, polished and witty like Charles, possibly a bit stronger personality.
Elvira: Charles’ deceased first wife. Early 20’s to early 30’s. Similarly sophisticated as Charles & Ruth, a bit flirty and coquettish, strong jealous streak.
Edith: The Maid, any age, a bit flighty and scattered.
Madame Arcati: 40’s+ , Psychic Medium, big exotic personality.
Dr. Bradman: 40’s+, pleasant steady personality, a bit pompous.
Mrs. Bradman: 40’s+, polite, socially adept, a bit dull. Perfect doctors wife.
Director: Steve Cunningham, email@example.com, 248-821-8104