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Opening May 4 – Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward

An instant hit when it was first presented in 1941, it was revived a couple of seasons ago on Broadway. The story concerns Charles Condomine,  a wealthy novelist  , who invites an eccentric medium, Madame Arcati to  his house to conduct a seance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his temperamental first wife, Elvira. She is materialized during the seance. Elvira makes a concerted effort to disrupt Charles’ marriage to his second wife Ruth, who can neither hear nor see the ghost.Blith-Spirit-Photo-Metro

Director, Gaye Le Page has assembled a strong cast, many new to Metro audiences . In the lead role of “Charles” is Alexander Keurvorst . His second wife, Ruth , is played by Lisa Gach, last seen a couple of seasons ago ( coincidentally ) in “Haunted”. Charles’ first wife, the ghostly “Elvira” is portrayed by newcomer Rebecca Husain. . Frances Herzer and Dick Pugh ( both having appeared in last season’s “Emma” )  return as Madame Arcati and Dr. Bradman respectively. Two more newcomers are Barbara Ellison ( Mrs. Bradman) and Katie Fournell ( Edith

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