BLITHE SPIRIT

By
Noel Coward

Directed by
Ann Nelson

At the Gilbert Auditorium

December 7 & 8, 1959

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

Courtesy of Samuel French, Inc

 

CAST    
RUTH CONDOMIRE HELEN SPARGER
CHARLES CONDOMIRE  HAYWOOD VAUGHN
ELVIRA CONOMIRE  WANDS REVELLE
EDITH VERA UFER
DR GEORGE BRADMAN  HARVEY REVELLE, JR.
MRS VIOLET BRADMAN  LUELLE MAYES
MADAME ARCATI  CAROL HENDRIX