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August 18 - September 10$22 - $25
A classic comedy written by Noel Coward
Directed by Sara Lampert Hoover
Written in just 5 days in 1841, Blithe Spirit remained the longest-running comedy in British theatre for over three decades. A frequently revived smash hit of the London and Broadway stages, this classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelists Charles, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira. When a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati, calls up Elvira through a seance, both worldly and unwordly personalities clash in one of the most refreshing “menages a trois” in modern theatre as Charles’ current wife Ruth battles Elvira for her husband’s attention. A great classic comedy, an audience favorite around the world, Coward’s play about marriage invokes laughter throughout as his current and former wives vie for his favor.