Blithe Spirit

Playwright: Noel Coward

Directed by: Bobby Miller

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Winner! 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous 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.

Reviews

"Done with skill and aplomb..it is the height of entertainment..a comedy for the ages"

– Steve Allen, Stage Door St Louis

"Director Bobby Miller and a superior cast conjure up just the right mix of mirth and mystery...A 5 on a scale of 1-to-5!"

– Mark Bretz, Ladue News

"A masterpiece of mid-century sophistication"

– Judith Newmark, St. Louis Post-Dispatch

“Special effects transform the set..for the sort of combustible live theater rarely seen”

– Malcolm Gay, The Riverfront Times

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