What You Need to Know
When: Thursday August 9, 7 pm ~ Pay What You Can Opening
Friday August 10, 7 pm | Wednesday August 15, 7 pm | Thursday August 16, 7 pm
Friday August 17, 8 pm | Saturday August 18, 8 pm | Sunday August 19, 2 pm
Where: Masonic Lodge, Essex, NY
Tickets: $12 at the door | $10 pre-paid* (Thursday opening, the exception) [Essex Theatre Company]
Essex Theatre Company Presents Blithe Spirit
Essex Theatre Company, community theatre in Essex, NY, opens Noel Coward’s farce Blithe Spirit with a pay-what-you-can night on Thursday, August 9, at 7 pm, at the historic Masonic Lodge. The show will be preceded by a silent auction at 6:30 pm.
Have a night out and attend this entertaining and hilarious play. If you live in Vermont it’s only a quick trip across the lake–the Essex-Charlotte ferry is right next door to the theatre!
The play features an eccentric medium Madame Arcati, played by Jacky Wardell, who is invited to the home of Ruth and Charles Condomine to conduct a séance. The Condomines are played by Kevin Cooper, as Charles, and Anne Marie Holzhauer, as Ruth. Charles, a novelist, wants to gather a few of the medium’s “tricks of the trade” for a new novel.
Instead Madame Arcati manages to summon the ghost of his first wife, Elvira, who died relatively young. So Charles is in the difficult dilemma of living with both his wives at once—one of them real life, one of them a ghost. Tempers flare, needless to say.
Elvira is played by Tara Robare. The maid Edith is played by Barbara Madsen, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, who join the Condomines for the séance, are played by Gary Hansen and Claudia Russell. [Essex Theatre Company]
Tickets for this performance are $12 at the door/ $10 pre-paid. The opening night is a special pay what you can night where you can pay whatever price you choose!
To receive the pre-paid rate, money or a non-refundable check for the correct amount must be received by ETC the day before the performance. The address to send payment to is: Essex Theatre Company, PO Box 117, Essex, NY 12936. Please be sure to include performances desired and contact information.
Download the ETC printable pre-paid ticket form to send in with your order.
For reservations call (518) 526-4520 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.