“Blithe Spirit” Opens TOMORROW!

Make sure you get your tickets for this hauntingly funny show! From the director of Tartuffe, August Scarpelli, this show is sure to liven up your cold January weekends!

This farce is arguably Noel Coward’s most recognized work, and the show seeps as much in comedic timing as it does in the “otherworld.” First produced in 1941, this much-revived classic “improbable farce” from the playwright of Private Lives and Hay Fever offers up fussy, cantankerous Charles Condomine.

After his first wife, Elvira, died, Charles married Ruth, and they appear to live a pleasant, if uneventful and conventional, life. Charles is writing a book about spiritualism, and invites Madame Arcati, a medium, to join them and their friends, the Bradmans, for a séance, so that he can acquire the suitable “local color” an author needs. As (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Ruth, and the dead Elvira, haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

 

 

 

Western Reserve Playhouse is excited to welcome some returning actors to our stage, as well as some new talent. You may recognize these actors: Jim Fippin (Tartuffe), Shani Ferry (Lost in Yonkers), Victoria Kirgesner (Happy Hollandaise!), Kaitlyn Poschner (Little Women), Zach Manthey (Anne of Green Gables), and Mia Radabaugh (Virginia Woolf). WRP welcomes our newest actor, Valerie Young!