Blithe Spirit – Feb. 18-21, 2010

We hope you enjoyed our dinner theatre performance of:
“Blithe Spirit”
Written by Noël Coward
Performances at the Pinedale Library’s Lovatt Room 

“A second wife has nothing to fear from a dead first wife – until that woman’s ghost shows up to reclaim her husband!”    – Leonard Maltin

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up the fussy, cantakerous 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.

Directed by Diane Springford

A professional actor, Diane trained with the American Conservatory Theater in San Francisco and Webber Douglas in London. She holds a B.A. in French Literature and an M.A. in English Literature from the University of London. Since the age of fifteen, she has performed with classical theatre companies in New York, Washington, and California, including the National Shakespeare Company. She is founder of the Wyoming Shakespeare Festival Company , where she also acts and directs. Diane was a 2008 Wyoming Governor’s Arts Award winner.

BlithePoster1The Cast: 

Ken McLaughlin as Charles Condomine, a debonair British novelist.
Marci Reed as Elvira, the cunning ghost of Charles’ first wife.
Meggan Hill as Ruth, Charles’ jealous second wife (soon to be a ghost).
Barbara Baker as Madame Arcati, the eccentric medium.
Michelle Helm as Edith, the baffled yet indispensable maid.
Mark Kalal as Dr. Bradman, unwitting accomplice to the ghostly goings-on.
Peg Carney as Mrs. Bradman, family friend (and the Doctor’s better half).