Blithe Spirit - Hedgerow Theatre Company
Directed By: Carly L. Bodnar
The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantakerous novelist Charles Condomine, re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira who is called up by a visiting “happy medium”, one Madame Arcati. Noel Coward’s wit and whip is on full display as his hauntingly funny ghost story drives audiences mad!
Featuring Barrymore Lifetime Achievement recipient Penelope Reed, Jared Reed, Jennifer Summerfield, Mary Ruth Stein, Susan Wefel, Michael Fuchs, and Stacy Skinner
Photos By Ashley Labonde with Wide Eyed Studio
The Philadelphia Inquirer Review of Hedgerow Theatre's Blithe Spirit
"The Hedgerow Theatre kicks off its season with a buoyant production that breathes new vision into this 1941 classic."
- Jim Rutter Philadelphia Inquirer
"Coward called all these characters unlikable, but Bodnar’s direction gives the main characters attractive qualities. " - - - Jim Rutter Philadelphia Inquirer
DC Metro Theater Arts Review of Hedgerow Theatre's Blithe Spirit
"Bodnar’s is a thoroughly solid Blithe Spirit, with the dividend that trusting Coward and taking a straightforward route succeeds more than a production that works too hard to be flashy or too preciously to be funny."
- Nolen Zoren DC Metro Theater Arts