Blithe Spirit

by Noël Coward
directed by David Ivers
McGuire Proscenium Stage

Overview

A high-spirited comedy

It’s summertime in Kent and Charles Condomine is working on his latest novel, The Unseen. As part of his research he and his wife Ruth host a séance with an eccentric medium known as Madame Arcati and invite their friends to play along. But the evening takes a supernatural turn when Arcati conjures Charles’ deceased first wife, who doesn’t have plans to leave. Lighthearted and endearing, this otherworldly classic is sure to tickle your goosebumps!

Video

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Rules for a séance:

1. Assemble participants.

2. Choose a medium.

3. Create some atmosphere.

Photos

Heidi Armbruster (Ruth) and Quinn Mattfeld (Charles Condomine) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

Amy Warner (Mrs. Bradman), Bob Davis (Dr. Bradman) and Sally Wingert (Madame Arcati) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

Quinn Mattfeld (Charles Condomine) and Elia Monte-Brown (Elvira) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

Suzanne Warmanen (Edith) and Heidi Armbruster (Ruth) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

Elia Monte-Brown (Elvira), Heidi Armbruster (Ruth) and Quinn Mattfeld (Charles Condomine) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

Heidi Armbruster (Ruth), Amy Warner (Mrs. Bradman), Quinn Mattfeld (Charles Condomine) and Bob Davis (Dr. Bradman) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

Quinn Mattfeld (Charles Condomine) and Sally Wingert (Madame Arcati) in Blithe Spirit. Photo by Dan Norman.

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Review

“Sally Wingert helps summon the Blithe Spirit of an almost perfect comedy.”

Read the Star Tribune review.

In the news

“Noël Coward is a genius. It’s total gold to get to work on that; it’s foolproof. I know we’re having fun and I hope the audience has fun.”

Watch Sally Wingert’s interview on KARE 11 about what it’s like to play Madame Arcati.

Artists

Cast

Heidi Armbruster

Ruth

Bob Davis

Dr. Bradman

Quinn Mattfeld

Charles Condomine

Elia Monte-Brown

Elvira

Suzanne M. Warmanen

Edith

Amy Warner

Mrs. Bradman

Sally Wingert

Madame Arcati

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Creative

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Noël Coward

Playwright

David Ivers

Director

Jo Winiarski

Scenic Designer

Meg Neville

Costume Designer

Xavier Pierce

Lighting Designer

Scott W. Edwards

Sound Designer

Carla Steen

Dramaturg

Jill Walmsley Zager

Vocal Coach

Tree O'Halloran

Stage Manager

Justin Hossle

Assistant Stage Manager

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