Socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a seance, hoping to gather material for his next book. He doubts her powers and hopes to prove her a fake. The scheme backfires when Madame Arcati' conjures the ghost of his annoying, temperamental first wife, Elvira.
Michael Iannucci (John Dough) as Charles Condomine
Most recently Off Broadway in the title role in Shlemiel The First (Tfana). Other New York credits: Fiddler On The Roof; Enter Laughing; Bajour (York Theatre); Wallenberg (Nymtf); Spellbound (Fringe Festival); On The Waterfront (Brave New World Rep); The Cradle Will Rock (St. Mark’s in the Bowery). National tours; Annie and Fiddler On The Roof. Regional: The Most Happy Fella; Cats (Tuts); Rags; Crazy For You; Phantom (Fulton Opera); Falsettoland (Caldwell Theatre, Carbonell Award Nomination); Steel Pier (Actor’s Playhouse) Noises Off (Playhouse on the Green); Ragtime (Carnegie PAC); My Fair Lady (Lancaster Symphony). Stock: Tale Of The Allergist’s Wife; Lost in Yonkers; Driving Miss Daisy; London Suite; Lips Together, Teeth Apart; I Do, I Do; Guys & Dolls; Witness For The Prosecution; Chicago; The Foreigner. Is delighted to be making his debut with Gotham Radio Theatre.
Valerie Gilbert (Bettina Biltmore) as Ruth Condomine
Valerie Gilbert* has written and performed numerous solo shows in New York City. She has done theatre, independent film, stand up, competed in the Moth Storytelling Slams as well as being a regular in the Speakeasy Storytelling series. Valerie is a New York City native, a Harvard graduate, and a member of the Dramatist's Guild. Valerie's book "Raving Violet" will be published by Black Opal Books later this year. Check out her blog, "Raving Violet".
Laura Leopard (Irene Dahlia) as Elvira Condomine
Laura Leopard*, a founder of Gotham Radio Theatre, last appeared for GRT as Irene Adler in 'Redheads and Bohemians', Rudolph in 'Rudolph's Tale: A 1964 Christmas, and as Lucy Warriner in The Awful Truth. She will also appear in Blithe Spirit in April. From Nashville, Tennessee her credits include An Ideal Husband, at The Paper Mill Playhouse in New Jersey, Quartett at BAM (the Brooklyn Academy of Music), Amadeus at the prestigious Barter Theatre in Virginia, and Claire in Proof at Mill Mountain Theatre in Virginia. Favorite roles include, Mary Queen of Scotts in Mary Stuart, and Nan/Lina in Three Days of Rain. Laura is a proud member of Project Rushmore.
Victor Barbella (Stewart Spencer) as Madame Arcati
Victor Barbella*, a founder of Gotham Radio Theatre, thrilled to be joining the cast of Blithe Spirit and hopes to channel the great spirits of British theatre to inspire his Madame Arcati. His theatre credits include the title role in Anatol at London’s Lyric Theatre, Beirut at George Street Playhouse, Indians (directed by George Faison) at McCarter Theatre, Women of Manhattan at Greenwich Street Theatre, Suicide, Anyone? at 45th Street Theatre, The Country Girl at Fleetwood Stage, A View From the Bridge at Oldcastle Theatre in Vermont and Side Man at Stamford Theatreworks in Connecticut. His film and television work includes Law and Order, the ABC soap Loving, short films, independent films and commercials.
Directed and Adapted by Sydnie Grosberg Ronga (Sydnie Gale)
Sydnie Grosberg Ronga has directed extensively in New York, St. Louis, and regionally, staging plays such as Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Design For Living, Hayfever and several new plays. Sydnie has been directing shows for Gotham Radio Theatre and she recently directed a critically acclaimed production of It Had to Be You in St. Louis. As Associate Artistic Director of The Phoenix Theatre Company, Sydnie directed Boy Meets Girl, Alone At The Beach, and The Nerd. She has directed two of Branislav Tomich’s one-man plays; Blue Lanterns which had a highly successful run in New York fall '09, and Café God which played in NYC, St. Louis and won a Drama Logue Award in Los Angeles. She is The Associate Artistic Director of Max & Louie Productions (St. Louis), on the steering committee for the Project Rushmore Theatre Company, NYC, and has worked with Manhattan Class Company and The Women’s Project. As an arts educator Sydnie has worked with students of all ages, directing shows from elementary school to college and designing theatre curriculum for in-school and after-school programs. She is an acting teacher and coach. Born in St. Louis, she is a graduate of Webster University.