Elements Theatre Company Presents Noël Coward's Witty Comedy, BLITHE SPIRIT
This summer, don't miss Elements Theatre Company's production of Noël Coward's comedy, Blithe Spirit, directed by Joanna Weir Ouston (Oxford School of Drama, UK & guest director for Elements' production of All My Sons, by Arthur Miller in 2016).
Written during the London Blitz of 1941, it has remained popular for over seven decades, has been nominated for eight Tony awards, and is said to have warmed the hearts of wartime theatre goers. Coward's wit remains timeless in this comedy that explores the endeavors of long-term commitment.
Blithe Spirit is about the socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for the novel he is writing. The scheme goes awry when his first wife comes back to haunt him in the form of a ghost, attempting to disrupt his second marriage and unnerve his current wife, Ruth, who is unable to hear or see the ghost. This comic play, written in less than one week, hit the stage with immediate popularity, and remains popular today.
Noël Coward was an Academy Award winning English actor, and a prolific playwright and composer of popular music, a director and singer, writer of poetry and short stories - known for his wit, flamboyance-what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise."
Come enjoy this timeless, witty comedy, Blithe Spirit, by Noël Coward, presented by Elements Theatre Company of Orleans, MA-a sure way to enjoy a summer evening on Cape Cod.
July 20-22 & 27-29 at 7:30PM. Pre-performance Dinners July 21 & 28 at 6:00PM (Reservations Required). Paraclete House, Rock Harbor, Orleans, MA. For tickets call 508-240-2400, visit elementstheatre.org, or purchase at the door.