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Cast Announced for “Blithe Spirit”

CASTING ANNOUNCED FOR ARVADA CENTER PRODUCTION OF NOËL COWARD’S
“BLITHE SPIRIT”

The Arvada Center Artistic Producer and show Director, Rod A. Lansberry has announced the cast for the farcical comedy, Blithe Spirit by Noël Coward (Private Lives, Design for Living). Blithe Spirit will run in the intimate Black Box Theater January 22 – February 17, 2013. Previews are January 18 – 20 at 7:30 p.m. nightly. Performances are Tuesday through Saturday at 7:30 p.m., Wednesday at 1:00 p.m., Saturday and Sunday at 2:00 p.m. Talkbacks will be offered Friday, February 1 after the 7:30 p.m. show and Wednesday, February 6 after the 1:00 p.m. show. To purchasetickets and for additional information go to https://arvadacenter.org/on-stage/blithe-spirit or call 720-898-7200.

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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) and Leslie O’Carroll (Edith, the maid) who were featured last season in Shakespeare’s Twelfth Night
  • Mark Rubald (Dr. George Bradman), who is currently performing in Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
  • Alex Ryer (Mrs. Violet Bradman) who is currently performing in Miracle on 34th Street, The Musical
  • and audience favorite Beth Flynn as the peculiar clairvoyant Madame Arcati. Flynn returns to the Arvada stage after a two year absence. She was last seen as Mrs. Fezziwig in Christmas Carol, The Musical during the 2010 holiday season.

 
 
In addition to director Rod Lansberry, the creative team includes:

  • Brian Mallgrave (scenic design)
  • Chris Campbell (costume design)
  • Jon Olson (light design)
  • Morgan McCauley (sound design)
  • Meghan Markiewicz (props mistress)

Blithe Spirit is a classic Noël Coward comedy set in a British country house in the 1930’s. This spirited story opens as novelist Charles Condomine invites eccentric clairvoyant Madame Arcati to hold a séance at the home as research for his latest book. The attempt backfires when the Madame inadvertently conjures up the ghost of his temperamental first wife, Elvira, who immediately takes issue with Charles’ second wife Ruth. Comedy and mayhem run rampant throughout this spirited farce as Elvira attempts to disrupt Charles’ marriage while scheming ways to have him join her in the afterlife.

2 responses to “Cast Announced for “Blithe Spirit””

  1. Harriett says:

    I attended the performance of Blythe Spirit which I thoroughly enjoyed. However, I noticed two actors or one actor twice mispronounced the word mischievously. They pronounced it “mischeveusly (spelled diacritically) instead of the correct pronunciation, mischuvusly (again diacritically). I am sure you will want to correct this error in an otherwise great performance.
    Harriett

    • lgirard says:

      Thank you Harriett for your post. We have shared your comments with the appropriate staff to address this. Thanks for coming and we hope to see you again.

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