Theatre and Dance

Blithe Spirit

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blithe spirit

Presented by Cleveland State University Department of Theatre and DanceBlithe Spirit square
OCTOBER 21-31, 2021
Outcalt Theatre - Playhouse Square
Written by Noel Coward
Adapted and Directed by Russ Borski

ASL night - Thursday, 10/28/2021 - this performance will feature an American Sign Language interpreter signing along with the performance. Use code "ASL" when purchasing for this night for a $5.00 ticket

The CSU theatre season opens on the Outcalt Theatre stage with the wit of Noel Coward’s play BLITHE SPIRIT, running October 21-31, 2021. This classic comedy has been a favorite in the West End as well as Broadway stages for decades. “This updated version of the show is a new adaptation that will take place in present day Long Island,” says Russ Borski, associate professor of theatre, who has adapted the script and will direct the production.

The play, performed in two acts, offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting ’happy medium,’  Madame Arcati. Worlds collide, personalities clash and Charlie’s current wife Ruth accidentally joins forces with Elvira in the afterlife. These two ’blithe spirits‘ haunt their hapless husband into perpetuity. 

Shows are at 7:30pm Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays; 2:00pm Sundays

$15 General Admission
$10 Seniors w/code 1SEN
$8 Non-CSU Students w/school ID & code NST
$5 CSU Students w/CSU ID & code STUCSU
$5 CSU Faculty/Staff w/CSU ID & code FAC
$5 CSU Alumni w/code ALUCSU

Emily Anderson            Violet Bradman
Matthew Andrus           Male Understudy
Claudia Cromly             Elvira
Emma Davis                 Madame Arcati
Jaren Hodgson             Charles Condomine
Corinne Howery            Ruth Condomine
Gabe Jones                   George Bradman
Abby Jarvis                  Female Understudy
Tessa Skovira               Edith

Russ Borski                  Director / Scenic Designer
Terry Pieritz                 Costume Designer
Rachel Miller                Lighting Designer
Cameron Michalak        Technical Director
Brigid Naughton           Stage Manager
Mekenzie Keogh           Asst. Stage Mgr
Logan Chapman            Asst. Stage Mgr
Zander Saunders           Master Electrician
James Romeo                Light Board Operator
Emily Ferrer                 Sound / Video Board Operator
Emily Hetrick               Makeup / Wardrobe Head
Alaina Bradley             Makeup / Wardrobe
Katherine Eberhart        Makeup / Wardrobe
Olivia Mallendick         Makeup / Wardrobe
Fern Barajas                 Backstage Crew
Will Cartwright             Backstage Crew
Mihalina Dziadyniak     Backstage Crew
Zane Flores                   Backstage Crew
Jocelyn Kroeger            Backstage Crew


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