Our First Main-Stage Show Opens January 24, 2020

 

 

Western Reserve Playhouse presents:

“BLITHE SPIRIT”

A Comedy by Noel Coward

Directed by August Scarpelli

Show Dates: January 24th – February 8th, 2020

SYNOPSIS:  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!), Zach Manthey (Anne of Green Gables), Mia Radabaugh (Happy Hollandaise!), and Kaitlyn Poschner  (Little Woman). WRP welcomes our newest actress, Valerie Young!

Director – August Scarpelli * Assistant Director – Kyle Huff * Stage Manager – Hannah Hilty 

Costume Designer – Jasen Smith * Light/Set Designer – Daniel Hunsicker

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