Noel Coward’s ebullient and eerie comedy Blithe Spirit opens next Friday, October 6, for an October run at Hedgerow Theatre that will be punctuated by special and supernatural events, starting even before the opening.
Call it the shape of things to come, perhaps: the preview performance on Thursday, October 5, is open to the public, with all seats on sale for just $20 apiece.
On Thursdays, October 12 and 26, the blithe spirits will be on the house as Hedgerow offers pre-show cocktails. And following the Sunday matinee on October 22, stay for a post-show discussion with the theatre artists who brought you the performance. Details and tickets are at hedgerowtheatre.org.
Coward’s classic, one of the most beloved and often-presented comedies in the canon, concerns a novelist and socialite who get more than he bargained for when he engages an eccentric medium to conduct a séance to provide him with material. Once summoned, the ghost of his first wife devotes her afterlife to disrupting the married life of the second.
The run of Blithe Spirit continues through October 29 at Hedgerow, at 64 Rose Valley Road in Rose Valley.