Madison Lyric Stage is proud to bring you its first production of 2017: Noel Coward’s madcap comedy Blithe Spirit. Performances will be held April 21, 22, 28 and 29 at 7:30 pm, with a special matinee performance on April 30 at 5:30 pm, at the Shoreline Unitarian Universalist Society located at 297 Boston Post Road in Madison, CT.
Coward’s smash hit revolves around novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his home to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when the ghost of his temperamental first wife, Elvira, is conjured, and mayhem and hijinks ensue.
“We’re setting the story in 1964 and my inspiration is the classic television comedy of the supernatural, Bewitched,” said Marc Deaton, artistic director of Madison Lyric Stage. “Imagine Samantha and Darrin Stephens inviting Larry and Louise Tate to their home for an evening of martinis and ghost stories. Since we will be magically transforming the space, the audience will feel that they too are attending Madame Arcati’s séance.”