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This years’ fall show to debut

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Blithe Spirit is a comedic play written by Noel Coward. It follows the story of Charles Condomine, a recently remarried author who accidentally brings back the ghost of his late wife.

Blithe Spirit is a comedic play written by Noel Coward. It follows the story of Charles Condomine, a recently remarried author who accidentally brings back the ghost of his late wife.

Jack Johnson

Jack Johnson

Blithe Spirit is a comedic play written by Noel Coward. It follows the story of Charles Condomine, a recently remarried author who accidentally brings back the ghost of his late wife.

by Bri Branscomb, Assistant Editor

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The Leander theatre department is putting on its’ annual fall show, Blithe Spirit. The show, which debuts tonight, has been put together by the actors and technicians in the advanced productions class period.


“It’s going to be a great show,” senior Abigail King said. “It’s very funny and classic. This is one of my favorite shows that we’ve done.”

Blithe Spirit is a comedic farce by playwright Noel Coward. It follows the story of Charles Condomine, an affluent author who accidentally brings back the ghost of his late wife, Elvira. Chaos ensues as Elvira makes it known that she fully intends to resume her life with Charles, much to the chagrin of his current wife, Ruth.

“I feel very excited,” senior Ellena Martinez said. “It’s the first production we do in the year, so it’s a great kickoff, and it’s my last one. I’m hoping this sets the pace for a great year.”

Several roles in this years’ production have been double-casted, with an ‘A’ and ‘B’ cast. Charles will be played by senior Gavin Davis, and Elvira will be played by Martinez and senior Sara Grey. Ruth will be portrayed by senior Ariel O’Gwin, and junior Katherine Pizer.

It’s the first production we do in the year, so it’s a great kickoff, and it’s my last one. I’m hoping this sets the pace for a great year.”

— Ellena Martinez

“I’m so excited,” Grey said. “It’s a really fun show. It’s comedic, and matches up with the season with Halloween coming up. I think people will really like it.”

Minor characters include Madame Arcati, the medium, to be played by juniors Caroline Holmes and Brianna Branscomb. Dr. Bradman will be played by junior Ethan Payne and senior Burke Sayles, while the role of Mrs. Bradman will be filled by junior Camryn Lamontagne and King. Edith the maid will be played by junior Erin Mcsorley and sophomore Taylor Lammi.

“I’m excited to kick off the year with a show that’s different from other shows we’ve done in the past,” Mcsorley said. “I hope that the audience likes the different special effects and sees the hard work we’ve put into the show.”

The show will be a dessert theatre, in which the audience will be served a sweet treat during intermission, included in the price of the ticket. The show dates will be October 18-21 at 7 p.m.,  with the different casts alternating each night.  More information can be found on the show board outside the theatre room.

“It’s a really interesting show,” Lammi said. “Every single character is so unique, even in their voice and their movements, that I think the audience will love it. I’m excited for everyone to see it.”

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