Olympic Heights Drama staging Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit

Olympic Heights Drama staging Noel Cowards Blithe Spirit

Olympic Heights Performing Arts and Drama Troupe 4992 will be staging Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, Oct. 21 through Oct. 24th.  Blithe Spirit is a smash comedy hit in London and New York. 

The much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives concerns fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (Blake Rubin), who has remarried but finds himself literally haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira (Sabrina Kemp Van Ee). 

Clever, insistent, and well aware of Charles’ shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” the eccentric and flighty Madame Arcati (Trinity Miller) As everyone’s personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth (Lydia Barakat), is accidentally killed. She “passes over” and joins Elvira, allowing the two “blithe spirits” to haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

The production will also feature OH thespians Roman Nieto, Zoe Kourgiantakis, and Emily Thyng. The drama students along with director and drama teacher Ms. Kimberly Coyle have been working endless hours preparing for the staging of the fall play. 

Show days and times are as follows: Friday, Oct. and Saturday, Oct. 22 at 7 p.m, Sunday, Oct. 23 at 2 p.m, Monday, Oct. 24 at 3 p.m, which is a special show for OH students. Admission is $15 for adults, $5 for students, with OH staff members receiving one complimentary admission. For additional information call the OH Theater box office at 561-852-6680.