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Blithe Spirit

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February 22 - March 10, 2013

Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare

Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward / Directed by Charles Fee
Run Time: Approximately 2 hours & 40 minutes

After a “spirited” séance goes decidedly wrong, the cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine suddenly finds himself face to face with the ghost of his deceased wife, Elvira…much to the chagrin of his current spouse, Ruth.  Love and marriage devolve into laughter and mayhem when Ruth is accidentally killed and united with Elvira on the “other side.” Together the paranormal pair of blithe spirits haunt their hapless husband with hilarious consequences.

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Actor Jodi Dominick (as Edith) is "maid" for the role in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) and Maggie Kettering (as Ruth) make a mostly happy couple in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) and Maggie Kettering (as Ruth) make a mostly happy couple in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Laurie Birmingham (right, as the madcap medium Madame Arcati) takes center as Maggie Kettering (left, as Ruth) and Molly McGinnis (far left, as Mrs. Bradman) helplessly observe in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Laurie Birmingham conjures up laughs and an unexpected guest or two (as the madcap medium Madame Arcati) at a seance with her hapless hosts (actors, from left to right) Aled Davies (as Dr. Bradman), Maggie Kettering (as Ruth), Molly McGinnis (as Mrs. Bradman) and Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) and Maggie Kettering (as Ruth) make a mostly happy couple in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Laurie Birmingham (as the madcap medium Madame Arcati) confronts her charming skeptic Aled Davies (as Dr. Bradman) as Eric Damon Smith (center, as Charles) observes in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) attempts in vain to introduce his current wife, Maggie Kettering (right, as Ruth), to the ghost of his deceased first wife, Shanara Gabrielle (left, as Elvira), in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Reunited and it feels so...good? Actor Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) is confronted with the ghost of his deceased first wife, Shanara Gabrielle (as Elvira), during a hilarious haunting in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) is reunited with the ghost of his deceased first wife, Shanara Gabrielle (as Elvira), during a hilarious haunting in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actors Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) and Maggie Kettering (as Ruth) make a mostly happy couple in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Maggie Kettering (left, as Ruth) requests the assistance of Laurie Birmingham (right, as the madcap medium Madame Arcati) to exorcise her "demons" in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Shanara Gabrielle (as Elvira) takes center stage during a hilarious haunting in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Reunited and it feels so...good? Actor Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) receives a "cold shoulder" from the ghost of his deceased first wife, Shanara Gabrielle (as Elvira), during Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Actor Eric Damon Smith (as Charles) enlists Laurie Birmingham (right, as the madcap medium Madame Arcati) to exorcise his ghost, Shanara Gabrielle (left, as deceased first wife, Elvira) in Great Lakes Theater's production of the spook-tacular Noel Coward comedy "Blithe Spirit" at the Hanna Theatre, PlayhouseSquare which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)