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24 July @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm$15 – $25
In a house in the English Countryside, socialite and novelist Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth invite eccentric medium Madame Arcati to conduct a séance in the hope of providing research for Charles’ new book. Unfortunately, Madame Arcati accidentally summons the spirit of Charles’ long-dead first wife Elvira who makes continual attempts to disrupt the marriage to his second wife, who cannot see or hear the ghost. Further efforts by Madame Arcati to fix things lead to complications as Charles finds himself in an increasing comedic love triangle.
BLITHE SPIRIT is one of Noel Coward’s best loved plays written in 1940 shortly after his London apartment with bombed by German forces during the Blitz. Coward was determined to write a play that would serve as a diversion from the dangers faced by Britons on their home soil. An idea about ghosts that he had been toying with ultimately became Blithe Spirit. Written in just five days, it was first performed in London in June 1941, running for 1,997 performances. The show debuted on Broadway in November 1941.
Directed by Mo Johnson and Kristina Vonow and starring Heath Gladigau, Helen Lane, Turea Blyth, Phoebe Wilson, Tim Lane, Kathryn Rothe and Eden Lane.
“Anybody can write books, but it takes an artist to make a Martini that’s dry enough.”