Blithe Spirit Runs Through October 26 at Whidbey Island Center
Whidbey Island Center for the Arts opened the 2013-14 Theatre Series with a ghostly comedy, Blithe Spirit. Written by Sir Noël Coward and directed by Phil Jordan, the production will run through October 26-just in time to get in the Halloween "spirit!"
Flying fire balls. A crazy clairvoyant. Two ghosts on stage. The amazing effects and pyrotechnics will keep you on The Edge of your seat in between all the laughter!
Blithe Spirit, it's about a novelist, Charles who invites the eccentric clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance. She inadvertently summons Charles' first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. The Madame leaves after the séance, unaware that she has summoned Elvira. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and his second wife, Ruth, does not believe that Elvira exists. The ghostly Elvira makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles' current marriage. She finally sabotages his car in the hope of killing him so that he will join her in the spirit world, but it is Ruth rather than Charles who is killed, now Charles has two playful spirits on his hands.
Blithe Spirit's fabulous cast includes Miles Harrison as Charles Condomine, Savannah Randall as Ruth Condomine, Kathryn Lynn as Elivra, Gwen Jones as Madame Arcati, Dwight Zehm as Dr. George Bradman, Susan Hanson as Ms. Bradman, and Kathy Stanley as Edith.
OCT 11- 26, 2013
7:30 PM Friday and Saturday
2:00 PM Sunday
TICKETS: $15 Youth/Matinee, Senior/Military $18, Adults $22