BLITHE SPIRIT to Close Raleigh Little Theatre's 2013-14 Season; TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Up Next

BLITHE SPIRIT to Close Raleigh Little Theatre's 2013-14 Season; TWO NOBLE KINSMEN Up Next

The final play in RLT's 2013-14 season is Nöel Coward's Blithe Spirit, opening on June 6th in the Cantey V. Sutton Theatre. The play is directed by Tony Lea, making his directorial debut at RLT.

A novelist invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant to his house to conduct a séance for research for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his temperamental first wife. She attempts to disrupt his marriage to his second wife, who cannot see or hear her. Having held the record for the longest-running, non-musical British play in the West End from 1941-1957, Coward's work has been adapted to film, musical, television, and radio.

The second edition of "Out at RLT" is scheduled for Thursday, June 19. Co-hosted with the LGBT Center of Raleigh, the pre-show social event features a beer tasting by Fortnight Brewing, which specializes in English style ales, and Big Mike's Barbeque.

After the return of Bare Theatre with Two Noble Kinsmen, running May 23-31, RLT's Stephenson Amphitheatre will host two concerts - Raleigh Concert Band (June 8) and the Heart of Carolina Jazz Orchestra (June 15). Audiences are invited to stay after Sunday matinees of Blithe Spirit to enjoy a picnic and a concert in a scenic setting.

Tickets for all events at RLT can be purchased by calling the box office (919)-821-3111, Monday through Friday, noon-5 PM, or by visiting the theatre's website at Blithe Spirit runs from June 6-22. Performances are at 8pm, Thursday through Saturday, and at 3pm on Sunday. Tickets are $20 for Adults and $16 for Seniors/Students. Tickets for the first Sunday (June 8) are only $12. Raleigh Little Theatre is located at 301 Pogue St., Raleigh, N.C. 27607, adjacent to the Raleigh Rose Garden.

About Raleigh Little Theatre: Founded in 1936, Raleigh Little Theatre (RLT) is one of the oldest continuously operating community theatres in the United States. RLT offers entertainment, education, and community programs year-round, reaching more than 30,000 people. As a community theatre, RLT engages hundreds of volunteers under the guidance of professional staff to achieve its mission and bring quality live theatre to the Triangle region.

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Photo Credit: Curtis Brown Photography.

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