SSP presents the Smash Hit Comedy of the London and Broadway stages...
written by Noël Coward
directed by Guy & Tammy Crawford
Fridays SEP 9 & 16 at 8:00p
Saturdays SEP 10 & 17 at 8:00p
Sundays SEP 11 & 18 at 3:00p
at the Riverfront Theater, downtown Milford DE
About the Show...
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up 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.
About the Show...
Second Street Players / Riverfront Theater / 2 South Walnut St. / Milford, DE 19963 / TIX: (800) 838-3006 / firstname.lastname@example.org
Charles... Chuck Rafferty
Ruth...Amy Fletcher Denham
Elvira... Lorraine Steinhoff
Madame Arcati...Diane Counts
Dr. Bradman... Dan Carney
Mrs. Bradman...Lezlie Eustis
Edith... Sydney Gross
The Production Team...
Co-Directors... Guy & Tammy Crawford
Producer... Josh Gross
What the Critics Say...
"Can still keep an audience in a state of
- Ben Brantley, The New York Times, 2009
"A world-class comedy" - TheatreMania.com, 2009
The popular 2009 Broadway revival directed by Michael Blakemore earned a Tony Award® for Angela Lansbury who starred alongside Christine Ebersole, Rupert Everette and Jayne Atkinson. The production also won the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival.
Blithe Spirit was first produced on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre in New York City on November 5, 1941. The opening night cast featured Clifton Webb, Peggy Wood, and Mildred Natwick and was staged by John C. Wilson. A popular 1945 film treatment starred Rex Harrison, Constance Cummings, Kay Hammond, and Margaret Rutherford and was directed by David Lean.