directed by Casey Seymour Kim, guest artist
Blithe Spirit, a farce by Noel Coward will be directed by guest artist Casey Seymour Kim, well-known in Rhode Island for her work at the Gamm Theatre in Pawtucket and with Improv Jones. Scenic design is by Sara Ossana, returning once again to Angell Blackfriars (These Shining Lives, Romeo and Juliet); costume design is by resident artist and professor David Costa-Cabral (The Imaginary Invalid, Little Women) with wig design by Michael Dates, joining the PC creative team for the first time. Jen Rock is the lighting designer (These Shining Lives, The Illusion) and sound design is provided by Dave Rabinow, faculty member of the department whose previous work for the department includes Waiting for Lefty.
Blithe Spirit focuses around the paranormal experience of Charles Condomine, a novelist and socialite of Kent, England. In search of inspiration for his new novel, Charles hires an eccentric medium for research purposes, and instead ends up in contact with the spirit of his ex-wife, who makes her presence known, much to the dismay of Charles’s second wife. At the time that Noel Coward wrote his play (1941) England was in the grip of the second World War, and death was not a humorous subject. Nonetheless, Coward had been planning for a while to write a play about ghosts, and when he finished it, he commented without modesty that “I knew it was witty, I knew it was well constructed, and I also knew that it would be a success” Blithe Spirit has been a success, both on stage and on screen, and with television, radio, and musical adaptations celebrating its outrageous attitude toward death with the famous Noel Coward humor.
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