'Blithe Spirit' conjures up a near-sold out weekend; closes Sunday, Oct. 1
Theatre Wesleyan's first production of the 2017/18 season, Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward, opened with three near-sold out audiences the weekend of September 21. Performances resume on Thursday, September 28 at the Thad Smotherman Theatre through Oct. 1. Blithe Spirit is directed by professor of theatre, Connie Whitt-Lambert.
"We really loved last night's performance of Blithe Spirit," says theatre parent Becky Tilly Givans. "[with an] outstanding cast and crew along with an amazing set [by J. Allen Brown] that held many surprises!"
Theatre patron Susan Cockrell called the show "funny and well done!"
To buy tickets, call 817-531-4211 or visit the online box office. Through the Student Theatrical Experience Fund (STEF), all Texas Wesleyan students can go to the show for free. Take advantage of your opportunity for a little free entertainment and support your fellow Rams.
Texas Wesleyan students can redeem their free tickets in-person at the Box Office or by purchasing tickets online using the code "SGA" at checkout. Those tickets can be picked up at the Thad Smotherman Theatre Will Call window of the Box Office beginning one hour before showtime, upon presenting their student ID.
About the show
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.
"Can still keep an audience in a state of tickled contentment" - The New York Times
"A world-class comedy" - TheatreMania
Presented by special arrangement with Samuel French Publishing Company, Inc.