Blithe Spirit

by Noel Coward, directed by Krysta Dennis

May 19-21, 2017 (Fri-Sun)Novelist Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth invite the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to their home to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. But the scheme backfires when the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife Elvira appears--visible only to Charles. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to Ruth, while Madame Arcati tries fruitlessly to make the spirit disappear. Coward’s 1941 classic bubbles with wit and “spirited” fun.

Director: Krysta Dennis works as a theatre-maker and director in the US and internationally, and teaches at Siena College. Krysta holds a dual PhD from the University of Kent in the UK and the Sorbonne in Paris, and trained at L’Ecole Jacques Lecoq. She is the founder of Through the Grapevine Performed Wine Tastings, and is a founding member of the London-based Allied Productions. One of her most recent performing credits was Richard Schechner’s Imagining O at the Kerala Theatre Festival in India. Upcoming directorial projects include Design for Living at the Cook Park Amphitheatre and a devised piece to commemorate the centenary of women’s suffrage at Siena College.

Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Ave, Albany, NY. ( Map )
Friday and Saturday evenings at 8:00 PM
Saturday and Sunday matinees at 3:00 PM.