Blithe Spirit at the Opera House
TownSquare Players brings Blithe Spirit to the stage at the Woodstock Opera House.
This comic play by Noel Coward tells of Charles Condomine as he wishes to learn about the occult for a novel he is writing. He arranges for an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a sťance at his house. At the sťance, she inadvertently summons Charles's first wife, Elvira, who has been dead for seven years. At first Charles is the only person who can see and hear Elvira, who makes continued, and increasingly desperate, efforts to disrupt Charles's current marriage to Ruth, his second wife. 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 drives off and is killed. Ruth's ghost immediately comes back for revenge on Elvira, who is now being chased and tormented, and his house is in uproar. He calls Madame Arcati back to exorcise both of the spirits, but instead of banishing them, she materialises Ruth. With both his dead wives now fully visible, and neither of them in the best of tempers, Charles, together with Madame Arcati, must do everything they can to exorcise both ghostly women and bring peace to his home once again.
Performance dates and time: Fridays and Saturdays, November 2 & 3, 9 & 10, 16 & 17 at 8:00pm Sundays, November 4, 11 and 18 at 3:00pm. Tickets are $23 for adults and $20 for seniors and students. For tickets and more information, please visit woodstockoperahouse.com. The Woodstock Opera House is located on the historic Woodstock Square at 121 Van Buren Street.
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