Blithe Spirit

by Noël Coward

May 19-22, 2016
The PSU Downtown Theater

Production Staff

DirectorBruce Fleischer
Scenic DesignerJon Vickers-Jones
Lighting DesignerAsher Atwood
Costume DesignerMegan Calon
Stage ManagerStephanie Whitesell
ProducerEllysa Stern Cahoy
Becky Freidenberg

About the Show

Blithe Poster
Blithe Spirit

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.

The Cast

RuthJocelyn KotaryBlithe 3872 Jocelyn
CharlesJonathan HetlerBlithe 3919 Jonathan
Dr. BradmanDan Cahoy3897 Blithe Dan
Mrs. BradmanHilary Appelman3981 Blithe Hilary
Madame ArcatiJackie Gianico3942 Blithe Jackie
ElviraKimberly PlummerBlithe 3721 Kim
EdithJenifer MahleyMahley.Jenifer.2015catHSSCCT-9628 REs 4x6
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