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Theater Arts: Blithe Spirit, by Noel Coward
Sunday, May 22, 2005 - 2:00pm

Recently revived in London at the Savoy Theatre, Blithe 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.
: 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