Blithe Spirit

By Noel Coward
Directed by James McDonnell 
November 12 - 20, 2010

About

Blithe Spirit is a comic play written by Noël Coward which takes its title from Percy Bysshe Shelley's poem "To a Skylark" ("Hail to thee, blithe Spirit! / Bird thou never wert"). The play concerns socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, following the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

 

Cast/Crew

Cast

(in order of appearance)

Edith...............................Tenaya Kensmore

Ruth Condomine.....................Cassidy Kipp

Charles Condomine............Adam Rodriguez

Dr. Bradman..............................Jacob Rico

Mrs. Bradman......................Toni Fernandez

Madame Arcati.................Karen Kirkpatrick

Elvira..................................Sarah Gallegos

 

 

Production Crew

Production Credits

Director                                   James McDonnell

Assistant to the Director         Courtney Passmore

Stage Manager                        Andrew Maldonodo

Technical Director                   Steve LaMar

Assistant Technical Director   Nick Terry      

Set Designer                            Chris Mangels

Set Construction                     Chris Mangels, Nick Terry, Steve LaMar, and Drama 13 and 14 Beginning & Intermediate Stagecraft                                 

Stage Crew                                        

Costume Design                      James McDonnell

Assist. Costume Designer       Sarah Gallegos

Costume Construction            Garrett Bazzle, Laurie Badger, Sarah Gallegos, Barbara Smith, Jolene Ringhofer, Cassidy Kipp, Drama/Fashion 12 Costuming Class

Wardrobe Crew                      Drama/Fashion 12 Costuming Class

Accessories                             Karen Kirkpatrick

Wig/Make-up Design              James McDonnell

Make-up Crew                        Drama/Fashion 17 Make-up class

Lighting Designer                   Steve LaMar

Light Board Operator               Chris Borden  

Electricians                              Drama 15 and 16 Beginning & Intermediate Stage Lighting

Sound Designer                       Nick Terry

Sound Board Operator                     

Gallery

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Production photos from Blithe Spirit at the COS Theatre.