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January 18 - February 17, 2013
Written by Noël Coward
When Charles Condomine, a successful novelist, wishes to learn about the occult for a new book he is writing he arranges for eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati to hold a séance at his home. The attempt backfires when the Madame inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira. Only Charles can see or hear Elvira, and his second wife, Ruth, does not believe the ghost exists. Comedy and mayhem run rampant as the former Mrs. Condomine attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage while scheming ways to have Charles join her in the afterlife.
Black Box Theater
Previews Jan 18 - 20
Show runs Jan 22 - Feb 17
Friday, Feb 1 after 7:30 p.m. show
Wednesday, Feb 6 after 1:00 p.m. show
Times & Pricing:
Previews Fri, Sat & Sun at 7:30 p.m.; $25
Fri & Sat, 7:30 p.m. and Sat & Sun, 2:00 p.m.; prime $48, value $42
Tues, Wed, Thu, 7:30 p.m. and Wed, 1:00 p.m.; prime $43, value $38
"every speck of Coward’s wit is deliciously delivered" -- David Marlowe, Marlowe's Musings
"It's just great entertainment, funny, elegant and brilliantly verbal" -- Juliet Wittman, Westword
"the Arvada Center didn't disappoint in their wonderfully executed production" -- Michael Mulhern, Broadway World
A SPIRITED TALK WITH DR. TOM NOEL
Dr. Tom Noel, Professor of History & Director of Public History & Preservation and featured Sunday Denver Post columnist, has explored Colorado ghosts, ghost towns and ghost stories in his 41 books. He’ll be sharing his most “spirited” tales only for us, in his talk in the Main Stage Theater.
Tuesday, February 5
6:00 - 7:15 p.m.
Main Lobby & Theater
Advanced reservations by Friday, February 1 are required. Please call the Box Office at 720-898-7200.
6:00 - 6:30 Heavenly delights - tastings courtesy of Whole Foods Market Westminster + cash bar & coffee
6:30 - 7:00 Tales of Colorado Spirits
7:00 - 7:15 Audience Q & A
The cast features several actors familiar to the Arvada Center stage including:
- Steven Cole Hughes (Charles Condomine) who last appeared in the Black Box Theater during Creede Rep’s comedy Is He Dead? by Mark Twain
- Heather Lacy making her Arvada Center debut as Charles’ late wife Elvira
- Kate Berry (Charles’ second wife Ruth), featured last season Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
- Leslie O'Carroll (Madame Arcati) featured last season in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
- Mark Rubald (Dr. George Bradman), who recently performed in Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
- Alex Ryer (Mrs. Violet Bradman), who recently performed in in Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
- Boni McIntyre (Edith)
View our Flickr slideshow of photos from Blithe Spirit
Video of Media B-Roll