November 25 - January 4, 2015
By Noël Coward
Directed By Christopher Liam Moore
Designs by Resident Artists Kristeen Willis Crosser & Rodolfo Ortega
With ghosts who are decidedly not Dickensian, this comedic masterpiece will haunt our holiday season. Vana O’Brien takes on a role she was born to play as Madame Arcati, the eccentric clairvoyant who inadvertently summons the titular spirit from the beyond. This mischievous supernatural farce invokes hilarity perfect for escaping the yuletide madness.
“It’s not often we get to see Coward plays anymore, but this comedy makes for a fun evening in the theater. There may be no Santa Claus or Scrooge in this play, but Artists Rep’s Blithe Spirit should fit nicely into the holiday plans of many Portlanders — at least those who desire spirited urbane comedy spiced with warm-hearted laughter for their cold winter nights”
“…it’s a comedy after all, and if a bunch of people in one house making fools of themselves and getting in petty arguments doesn’t conjure the holiday spirit, what will?”