The story centers on socialite and novelist, Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric clairvoyant and medium, Madame Arcati, to his house to conduct a séance. Condomine hopes the séance will help him gather new material for his next book, however the idea backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. Elvira vies with the novelist’s second wife, Ruth, for attention and tries to disrupt their marriage. “Blithe Spirit” combines sparkling dialogue, an out-of-this-world medium, and the oddest of love triangles in a witty, slightly deranged romp.
The production will take place February 12-17, 2015 at the Emmett Robinson Theatre in the Simons Center for the Arts (54 Saint Philip St.). Performances will begin at 7:30 p.m, except the show on February 15, 2015, which will take place at 3:00 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $10 for College of Charleston students, faculty and staff, and senior citizens. Tickets can be purchased by calling 843.953.5604 or online at theatre.cofc.edu. Half-season subscriptions are available.