Kindred Spirits
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Kindred Spirits
A New Play by Alice Scovell
Based on the characters and story of Noёl Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”


August 2-18, 2024


In this World Premiere sequel to Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, the whimsical chaos of the spirit world collides, once again, with the realm of the living. Haunted by his past loves (literally), Charles Condomine finds it challenging to finish his latest book and pursue a beguiling love interest.  Romance, jealousy, and unexpected reunions combine for a spirited, comedic romp, filled with witty repartee and otherworldly surprises. In Kindred Spirits, Alice Scovell--the playwright behind the Oscar Wilde sequel The Rewards of Being Frank--brings back to life many of Coward’s beloved characters, and introduces a few new, memorable ones.

 

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Tora Nogami Alexander*
Ruth

Tora Nogami Alexander (she/her) 3rd Season. Cincinnati: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Rewards of Being Frank (Cincy Shakes). New York: Twelfth Night (The Acting Company). Regional: The Heart of Robin Hood, Richard II (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival). Tour: 1984, The Odyssey (Aquila Theatre) TV/Film: Rise. Alumnus of Fordham University (BA).

Connie Castanzo
Avis Walker

Connie Castanzo (she/her) Debut. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Orlando Shakes), The Wolves (Boise Contemporary Theatre) Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Capital REP); Boeing Boeing (Millbrook Playhouse); Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods (Pittsburgh REP). New York: Richard III, King Lear, The Importance of Being Earnest, Romeo & Juliet, The Rivals, As You Like It (New York Classical Theatre); Diaspora (The Gym at Judson); Gigi (Storm Theatre); My Report To The World (The Karski Project)  Alumnus of Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts (BFA). Associate Artist of New York Classical Theatre.

Jeremy Dubin*
Charles Condomine

Jeremy Dubin (he/him) 25th Season. Cincinnati: The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear, Pride & Prejudice, Much Ado About Nothing, Cyrano de Bergerac, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (Director), The Comedy of Errors (Director), Titus Andronicus (Director) (favorite CSC); Fortune, Red Velvet (Ensemble Theatre); Neverwhere (Know Theatre). Regional: A Flea in Her Ear, Escape from Happiness (Milwaukee Rep); Two Households (Unseam’d Shakespeare). New York: The Rewards of Being Frank (New York Classical). TV/Film: The Wise Guys, Hauntology, Miles Ahead, Santa’s Promise.

Courtney Lucien*
Elvira

Courtney Lucien (she/her) 11th Season. Cincinnati: Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Trouble in Mind, As You Like It, The Living Dead, Pride & Prejudice, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth (favorite CSC). Regional: The Great Gatsby (Cardinal Stage Company); Annie Warbucks (Theatre at the Center). Alumnus Indiana University (BA).

Kelly Mengelkoch*
Madame Arcati

Kelly Mengelkoch* (she/her) 20th Season. Cincinnati: Much Ado About Nothing, Importance of Being Earnest (Recent CSC); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Let the Right One In (CSC/CCM); This is Tom Jones! (Human Race Theatre Company). Regional: The Spitfire Grill (Old Creamery Theatre Company Amana, Iowa); Grease and The Scarlet Pimpernel (New Theatre Kansas City). New York: The Rewards of Being Frank (New York Classical Theatre). TV/Film: Dark Waters, Perception, Old Man and the Gun, A Kind of Murder, Healing River, Dusk, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America. 

Kindred Spirits
Tap here for the mobile program information
Mobile Program

Kindred Spirits
A New Play by Alice Scovell
Based on the characters and story of Noёl Coward’s “Blithe Spirit”


August 2-18, 2024


In this World Premiere sequel to Noël Coward's Blithe Spirit, the whimsical chaos of the spirit world collides, once again, with the realm of the living. Haunted by his past loves (literally), Charles Condomine finds it challenging to finish his latest book and pursue a beguiling love interest.  Romance, jealousy, and unexpected reunions combine for a spirited, comedic romp, filled with witty repartee and otherworldly surprises. In Kindred Spirits, Alice Scovell--the playwright behind the Oscar Wilde sequel The Rewards of Being Frank--brings back to life many of Coward’s beloved characters, and introduces a few new, memorable ones.

 

Learn More

Tora Nogami Alexander*
Ruth

Tora Nogami Alexander (she/her) 3rd Season. Cincinnati: The Importance of Being Earnest, The Rewards of Being Frank (Cincy Shakes). New York: Twelfth Night (The Acting Company). Regional: The Heart of Robin Hood, Richard II (Hudson Valley Shakespeare Festival). Tour: 1984, The Odyssey (Aquila Theatre) TV/Film: Rise. Alumnus of Fordham University (BA).

Connie Castanzo
Avis Walker

Connie Castanzo (she/her) Debut. Regional: Much Ado About Nothing (Orlando Shakes), The Wolves (Boise Contemporary Theatre) Miss Bennet: Christmas at Pemberley (Capital REP); Boeing Boeing (Millbrook Playhouse); Lost Boy Found in Whole Foods (Pittsburgh REP). New York: Richard III, King Lear, The Importance of Being Earnest, Romeo & Juliet, The Rivals, As You Like It (New York Classical Theatre); Diaspora (The Gym at Judson); Gigi (Storm Theatre); My Report To The World (The Karski Project)  Alumnus of Point Park Conservatory of Performing Arts (BFA). Associate Artist of New York Classical Theatre.

Jeremy Dubin*
Charles Condomine

Jeremy Dubin (he/him) 25th Season. Cincinnati: The Importance of Being Earnest, King Lear, Pride & Prejudice, Much Ado About Nothing, Cyrano de Bergerac, Every Christmas Story Ever Told (Director), The Comedy of Errors (Director), Titus Andronicus (Director) (favorite CSC); Fortune, Red Velvet (Ensemble Theatre); Neverwhere (Know Theatre). Regional: A Flea in Her Ear, Escape from Happiness (Milwaukee Rep); Two Households (Unseam’d Shakespeare). New York: The Rewards of Being Frank (New York Classical). TV/Film: The Wise Guys, Hauntology, Miles Ahead, Santa’s Promise.

Courtney Lucien*
Elvira

Courtney Lucien (she/her) 11th Season. Cincinnati: Much Ado About Nothing, Julius Caesar, A Midsummer Night’s Dream, Trouble in Mind, As You Like It, The Living Dead, Pride & Prejudice, Romeo & Juliet, Hamlet, Macbeth (favorite CSC). Regional: The Great Gatsby (Cardinal Stage Company); Annie Warbucks (Theatre at the Center). Alumnus Indiana University (BA).

Kelly Mengelkoch*
Madame Arcati

Kelly Mengelkoch* (she/her) 20th Season. Cincinnati: Much Ado About Nothing, Importance of Being Earnest (Recent CSC); A Christmas Carol (Cincinnati Playhouse in the Park); Let the Right One In (CSC/CCM); This is Tom Jones! (Human Race Theatre Company). Regional: The Spitfire Grill (Old Creamery Theatre Company Amana, Iowa); Grease and The Scarlet Pimpernel (New Theatre Kansas City). New York: The Rewards of Being Frank (New York Classical Theatre). TV/Film: Dark Waters, Perception, Old Man and the Gun, A Kind of Murder, Healing River, Dusk, C.S.A.: The Confederate States of America.