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    Blithe Spirit

    Presented by River's Edge Arts Alliance

    April 26 - April 28, 2013


    Blithe Spirit

    Directed by Elizabeth Havenor, Noel Coward’s 1941 Blithe Spirit is a story surrounding Charles Condomine, a socialite and author, who likes to drink – a trait that many characters in Coward’s stories share – and Ruth Condomine, a pretentious housewife who enjoys the finer things in life and likes to gives her maid, Edith, a hard time. Charles Condomine is a successful novelist. Ruth is his charming, strong-willed wife. In order to conduct research for Charles’ latest book, they invite a medium to their home to perform a séance, expecting that the eccentric psychic, Madame Arcati, will be a humorous shyster. Well, she is humorous – in fact, her boisterous character practically steals the show! However, her ability to connect with the dead is genuine. Madame Arcati summons a ghost from Charles’ past: Elvira – his first wife. Charles can see her, but no one else can. Elvira is flirtatious and catty. She enjoys insulting Charles’ second wife. What follows is a darkly funny competition between two women, one dead, one living. They battle for the possession of their husband. But as the haunting and the hollering continue, Charles begins to wonder if he wants to be with either woman at all. Our Cast: Ruth: Karen Bishop Charles: John Alzapiedi Elvira: Liz Vestal Madame Arcati: Cherry Lynn Zinger Dr. Bradman: Ivan Slovin Mrs. Bradman: Victoria Powell Edith: Maren Caulfield Performances for this show will be held at Hudson Town Hall, 78 Main Street. Friday, April 26, 7:30 pm* Saturday, April 27, 7:30 pm Sunday, April 28, 2:00 pm

    Hudson Town Hall

    78 Main St
    Hudson, MA 01749

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    Admission Info:

    Adults $13 Seniors/Students $11

    General Day and Time Info:

    Friday, 4/26 7:30 pm Saturday, 4/27 7:30 pm Sunday, 4/28 2:00 pm

    Phone: 978-562-1646

    Accessibility Information:

    Venue has access ramp and elevator.

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