Pinedale Community Theatre presents ‘Blithe Spirit’ Feb. 18-20
by Pinedale Community Theatre
January 10, 2010
The Pinedale Community Theatre is currently gearing up for its next production, the classic comedy "Blithe Spirit", written by Nöel Coward. We will be having "hors d'oeuvre & dessert" performances at 7pm on Feb. 18, 19 and 20, and a 2pm matinee on Feb. 20. The show will be held in the Pinedale Library's awesome new Lovatt Room. Tickets will be $35, and will go on sale February 1st.
The response from our community has been fantastic so far...we have an excellent cast & crew, and we are also very pleased to welcome Diane Springford, co-founder of the Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company, as our Director for this production. Diane was a 2008 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award winner, and has been bringing Shakespeare to Pinedale audiences every summer for well over a decade.
Blithe Spirit debuted in London in 1941, appearing on Broadway later that same year. It was adapted for the movie screen in 1945, with another film version in 1956. It was made into a musical, High Spirits, in 1964. It has also been adapted for television and radio, eventually returning to Broadway in February 2009. After it finished with rave reviews on Broadway last year, we were granted exclusive rights for our own local production.
The play's leading character is Charles Condomine, a wealthy, debonair English novelist who decides to hire an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance as research for his next book exposing the absurdities of the occult. Despite his skepticism, Charles accidentally ends up being haunted by the ghost of his dead wife. He angers her ghost, who is jealous of his new wife (who is jealous of the ghost of his first wife), so the ghost sabotages Charles' car, in an attempt to kill Charles so she can have him to herself. Unfortunately, Charles' new wife drives off in the car and dies in a bloody wreck...so then he has 2 angry ghosts who hate each other, and now both ghosts are haunting him!
For more information, contact Kate at (307) 413-9133, or visit www.PinedaleTheatre.com. We still have a few volunteer opportunities available for this hilarious play.