Blithe Spirit

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 the (worldly and un-) 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:

Charles – Gary Essenmacher

Ruth – Ayres Went

Elvira – Megan Wright

Madam Arcati – Janet Jimenez

Dr. Bradman – John Dunning

Mrs. Bradman – Lois Keel

Edith – Lilija Shuger