Mary Baldwin College to present Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit 1Tickets are now on sale for Blithe Spirit at the Fletcher Collins Jr. Theatre, on the Mary Baldwin College campus. This production of Noël Coward’s classic farce, directed by Professor Terry Southerington, opens on October 2, 2013, and continues through October 6, 2013. Show times are 7:30pm Wednesday through Saturday and 2pm Sunday.

Blithe Spirit, Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy about a novelist with two wives-one alive, one dead- a delightfully eccentric psychic, a seance gone awry, and the hilarity that ensues, is “frightfully funny.” The London premier, which bolstered British morale at the height of the Second World War, ran for a record breaking 1,997 performances.

The Mary Baldwin cast includes undergraduate students Tiffany Waters as Elvira, Amy Verberg as Mrs. Bradman,  Molly Chase as Edith, and graduate student Jordan Leigh Zwick as Ruth. Local veteran actors Ben Houseknecht and Mike Lafferty round out the production in the roles of Charles and Dr. Bradman, respectively.

Tickets for Blithe Spirt are available now by calling (540-887-7189), online at www.mbc.edu/arts/theatre  or in person at the Fletcher Collins Jr. Theatre Box Office, open M-F 10am-5pm. Tickets are $7 for Students, Senior Citizens, MBC Faculty and Staff ($25 for a full season ticket) and $12 for other adults ($50 for a full season ticket). The Fletcher Collins Jr. Theatre is located in Deming Hall, Mary Baldwin College, 301 Deming Drive, Staunton ,VA 24401.

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