Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

November 25 - January 4, 2015
Morrison Stage

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.

Morrison Stage

1515 SW Morrison St. Portland 97205


“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”

Richard Wattenberg, The Oregonian

“…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?”

Nathan Tucker, Portland Monthly


Allen Nause
Dr. Bradman
JoAnn Johnson
Mrs. Bradman
Vana O’Brien
Madame Arcati


Production Team

Alan Schwanke
Scenic Designer
Nancy Hills
Costume Designer
Kristeen Willis
Lighting Designer
Rodolfo Ortega
Composer / Sound Designer
Natalie Rae Heikkinen
Props Master
Carol Ann Wohlmut
Production Stage Manager
Jessica Evans Irvine
Production Assistant