November 18, 2014

SVSU Theatre presents Noël Coward comedy ‘Blithe Spirit’

The Saginaw Valley State University theatre department will present a play about a writer who is haunted by the ghost of his late wife in producing Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit.”

The SVSU production opens Wednesday, Nov. 19 with 7:30 p.m. performances through Saturday, Nov. 22. It concludes with a matinee Sunday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. All shows are held in the Malcolm Field Theatre for the Performing Arts.

In the play, while researching for his new novel, the character Charles Condomine invites the implausible medium Madame Arcati to his house for a séance. In a trance, Madame Arcati unwittingly summons the ghost of Charles’ dead wife Elvira. Appearing only to Charles, Elvira soon makes a play to reclaim her husband, much to the chagrin of Charles’ new wife Ruth.

Ric Roberts, SVSU professor of theatre, directs the play about one husband, two feuding wives and a whisper of mischief in the air.

Tickets for the play are $13 for the general public and $10 for seniors and students. For more information, please contact the SVSU Box Office at (989) 964-4261.