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Mississauga: Theatre Erindale presents “Blithe Spirit” January 24-February 3
Tuesday, January 8, 2019
“Blithe Spirit sparkles with out-of-this-world charm and spectral hijinks.” - Bag & Baggage
“[It is] the outrageous frivolity with which Coward treats mortality that makes the piece so bracing” - The Daily Telegraph
“It’s the gossamer-like nature of the piece, its sheer levity of spirit, that makes it such an enduring achievement" - The Daily Telegraph
Theatre Erindale's Transformative season continues with Noël Coward’s comedic classic Blithe Spirit.
Marriage. Ghosts. Noël Coward. When a séance goes horribly wrong, novelist Charles Condomine must cope with the ghost of his ex-wife terrorizing his second wife and threatening his new marriage. This revenge-filled comedy, fuelled by scheming and driven by a remorseless wit, remains as brilliantly and cuttingly hilarious now as it was in the 1940s. Directed by Professor Melee Hutton.
Hutton says “How to survive being stifled by passion, love and desire, or even worse, strangled by banality and mundane routine is the central theme of Coward’s work; most of which examines the battle between personal freedom and social constraint, sexual freedom over marital responsibility, desire over domination. And, throughout his plays men and women crack and fall in equal measure. Rules and moral judgment are what Coward challenged and he did it with such astounding, extraordinary wit that is easy to miss that he was doing it at all.”
Blithe Spirit will be running at the Erindale Studio Theatre at the University of Toronto Mississauga. Tickets available at: tickets.sheridancollege.ca by emailing the box office at firstname.lastname@example.org, or by calling 905-815-4049.
The show dates/times are as follows:
Thursday, January 24th @ 8pm
Friday, January 25th @ 8pm
Saturday, January 26th @ 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, January 27th @ 2pm
Friday, February 1st @ 8pm
Saturday, February 2nd @ 2pm and 8pm
Sunday, February 3rd @ 2pm
Kyra Keith as Madame Arcati
Yona Epstein-Roth as Doctor George Bradman
Holly May as Mrs Violet Bradman
Lucas Blakely as Charles Condomine
Lindsay Wu as Elvira Condomine
Gillian Lonergan as Ruth Condomine
Miranda Wiseman as Edith
Theatre and Drama Studies:
The Theatre and Drama Studies Specialist Program is a unique partnership in theatre training offered jointly by the University of Toronto Mississauga and the Sheridan Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning. Students earn a two-year (equivalent) conservatory diploma in professional actor training from Sheridan while completing a BA Hons program focused on performance history, theory, and dramatic literature from UTM.