Keystone Players to present Blithe Spirit

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Posted: 03/13/2013

Keystone Players Blithe Spirit 1La Plume - Expect the unexpected when The Keystone Players present Noel Coward’s delightful and ghostly comedy, Blithe Spirit, Saturday, March 23 at 7:30 p.m. and Sunday, March 24 at 2 p.m., in the newly refurbished Brooks Theatre at Keystone College, La Plume, Pa.

When Charles Condomine, played by Joseph Croft, hosts a séance to gather material for his next novel, his life is thrown into disarray when Madame Arcati, a dotty medium played by Jila Rusavage, conjures up the mischievous spirit of Charles’s late wife, Elvira, played by Heather Bixby. Chaos and hilarity ensue as Charles struggles to keep the peace between his second, and very much alive wife, Ruth, played by Brink Powell, and Elvira.

Adding to the fun are the Condomine’s guests at the séance, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, played by Josh Harris and Karen McKenna. Edith, the Condomine’s new maid, played by Jackie Nat, provides another delightful touch as she goes about her duties at warp speed.

A special opening night performance on Friday, March 22, honoring Keystone’s President Edward G.Keystone Players Blithe Spirit 2 Boehm, Jr., and his wife, Regina, is sold out, but tickets for the 7:30 p.m. performance on Saturday, March 23, and the 2 p.m. matinee on Sunday, March 24, are available and may be reserved by contacting the director, Jane Honchell via email  or by calling 570-945-8454. Tickets for the March 23 and 24 performances also will be available at the door, beginning 30 minutes prior to curtain. Because seating is limited, tickets will be issued on a first-come, first-served basis. General admission is $8; tickets for senior citizens and children under 12 are $4 and $1 for Keystone students.

Keystone Players Image One:  In the Keystone Players’ upcoming production of Noel Coward’s comedy, Blithe Spirit, Violet Bradman scolds her physician husband, George, for his skepticism about paranormal events. From left: Josh Harris, as Dr. Bradman, and Karen McKenna as Violet Bradman. 

Keystone Players Image Two:  In the Keystone Players’ upcoming production of Noel Coward’s comedy, Blithe Spirit, Elvira, the invisible ghost of Charles Condomine, tries to prove she exists by playfully threatening her husband and his second wife, Ruth.