The name “Noël Coward” is synonymous with a certain sophisticated kind of British wit. One of England’s preeminent playwrights of the 20th century, Coward brought high style to tales of high society at play and at war—with each other.
Beginning this weekend, Schenectady Civic Players will open their 2012-13 season with one of Coward’s most successful comedies, Blithe Spirit. It concerns a successful novelist who, in an attempt to research the occult for his latest opus, consults an eccentric psychic-medium. Unfortunately, the medium conjures up the ghost of his late wife—who then proceeds to torment him.
The production is directed by Sally Farrell.
Blithe Spirit opens tomorrow (Friday, Oct. 12) at 8 PM at the Schenectady Civic Playhouse (12 S. Church St., Schenectady) and runs through Oct. 21. This weekend, there are additional performances Saturday (Oct. 13) at 8 PM and Sunday (Oct. 14) at 2:30 PM. Tickets are $15. For reservations and info, call 382-2081.