Recently revived in London at the Savoy Theatre,
Spirit was written during the
darkest days of World War II. With Europe in Nazi hands, with Allied
defeat following defeat, Blithe
Spirit was Nokl Coward's
attempt to provide relief of a kind that only he could. In five days
of intense inspiration he penned an improbable farce of the
otherworld, a comedy about death, which became a smash hit first in
London and subsequently on Broadway. Urbanity, sophistication, and
incomparable wit, all terms that the name Nokl Coward immediately
brings to mind. A brilliant and prolific playwright, lyricist, actor,
director, and cabaret performer, Nokl Coward was one of the twentieth
century theater's most vital figures. Many of his plays are regularly
revived and that fact guarantees that his reputation as one of
Britain's finest playwrights will endure well into this century.
Direction by William Tate
Scenic & Lighting Design, and Special Effects by Glenn Gauer
Costume Design by Sandra Zodnik
Low Cost Preview: Thursday, May 19, 7:30 p.m.
Performances: Friday - Saturday, May 20-21, 7:30 p.m.
Matinee: Sunday, May 22, 2:00 p.m.
Wednesday - Saturday, May 25-28, 7:30 p.m.
Audio described performance TBN
Location: PSU, Lincoln Performance Hall, SW Broadway & Market
Tickets: Mainstage Productions
Low Cost Preview - $3.50
PSU Students - $4.00, LH Box Office, 1/2 hr. before curtain
*Other Students/Seniors/PSU Staff - $7.00
*Adults - $8.00
*Service charge applies
Contact: (503) 725-4612