Full Length Play
Time Period - 1940s / WWII
Settings Of Play - The living room of Charles Condomine's house in Kent, England.
FEATURES / CONTAINS
Cutting Approved for Competition, Scene work, UIL Approved, Competition or audition material
Elaborate / High Volume Costumes, Fantasy Costumes, Period Costumes
Mild Adult Themes
Adult, Senior, Pre-Teen (Age 11 - 13), Teen (Age 14 - 18)
High School/Secondary, College Theatre / Student, Community Theatre, Dinner Theatre, Professional Theatre, Senior Theatre, Reader's Theatre, Large Stage
RECOGNITION / AWARDS
From Broadway, From West End
Winner! 2009 Drama Desk Award, Outstanding Revival
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting "happy medium", one Madame Arcati. As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles' current wife Ruth is accidentally killed, "passes over", joins Elvira and the two "blithe spirits" haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.
Blithe Spirit was first produced on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre in New York City on November 5, 1941. It was directed and produced by John C. Wilson.