Blithe Spirit at The Sherman Playhouse
April 29 – May 22
SHERMAN, CONN. (March 21, 2016) – On April 29, The Sherman Playhouse will open its 2016 Season with its premiere of Noël Coward’s classic comedy,
Blithe Spirit is a comic masterpiece, which playwright Noël Coward described as an “improbable farce.” It concerns Charles Condomine, country gentleman and author, who invites the spiritualist Madame Arcati to his home for a séance. Madame Arcati unwittingly brings Elvira, Charles’ first wife, back from “beyond.” Elvira cannot be seen or heard by anyone except Charles and wreaks havoc with Ruth, Charles’ present wife. And, of course, mayhem ensues.
The production features a talented cast of area actors: Patricia Michael (Dover Plains, N.Y.), Lauren Hoag (Yorktown Heights, N.Y.), Kit Colbourn (Fishkill, N.Y.), Michael Wright (Newtown), Steve Stott (Brookfield), Lynn Nissenbaum (New Milford), and Gillian Previn (Bridgewater).
Blithe Spirit is under the direction of Katherine Almquist of Sharon.
Blithe Spirit runs April 29,30 May 6,7,8 13,14 20,21,22. Curtain time is 8:00 p.m. Fridays & Saturdays, with 2:00 p.m. Sunday matinees on May 8 and 22. Tickets for all shows are $22 for adults and $11 for children 12 and under.
On Thursday, April 28, all patrons are invited to attend a “Half-Price Preview Night” at 8:00 p.m. where all tickets are only $11. Students may see any performance for $11 if they pay in cash only at the door and carry a valid student ID. Students may not make reservations in advance for a performance.
Reservations can be made online at shermanplayers.org or by calling the box office at (860) 354-3622.
The Sherman Playhouse is a non-Equity theatre company located at 5 Route 39 North (next to the firehouse) in Sherman, CT.