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Noël Coward Comedy Play Haunts Historic Owen Theatre

Rated PG-13 | for spiked drinks and saucy dialogue
The Branson Regional Arts Council presents the Noël Coward classic, Blithe Spirit, a hilarious Halloween weekend production!
“A world-class comedy.” – TheaterMania

The production is under the direction of Carson Burkett with 5 performances on Thursday (7pm), Friday (7pm), Saturday (7pm) and Sunday (2pm & 7pm ) from October 27 – 30, 2022.

Seating is limited and advance reserved tickets are suggested at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the Historic Owen Theatre box office at 417-336-4255. Admission for everyone is locally priced at $17 (Adults 18+), $14 (Youth 4-17). The production is Rated PG-13.

The smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, this much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles Condomine (played by Josh Boulden), re-married but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira (played by Charis Boulden) who is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati (played by Jennifer Buttel).  Jennifer’s over the top, eccentric character is a role made famous by the late Angela Lansbury in both London’s West End, Broadway and national tour productions.

“A highly efficient laugh machine… Can still keep an audience in a state of tickled contentment.” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times
As the (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth (played by Heather Hinnen), is accidentally killed, “passes over,” joins Elvira, and the two “blithe spirits” haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Heather Hinnen (Ruth), Josh Boulden (Charles), Charis Boulden (Elvira)

“Expertly crafted and effervescent.” – The Hollywood Reporter
Cast member of Blithe Spirit are: Josh Boulden (Charles Condomine), Heather Hinnen (Ruth Condomine), Charis Boulden (Elvira), Jennifer Buttell (Madame Arcati), Jeffrey Stringer (Dr. Bradman), Mindy Law (Mrs. Bradman) and Megan King (Edith).
Production members of Blithe Spirit are: Kim Hale & Karie Dykeman (Producers), Carson Burkett (Director), Adam Hood (Assistant Director), C J McElhiney (Stage Manager), Judah Fox (Sound Technician), Pamela Meadows (Lighting Design), Emily RivereHallie Groff, Lexi Keaton (Spotlight Operators), Megan King (Prop Manager), Anika Bryceson (Costume Design), Kyle Blanchard (Set Design), Sarah Briggs, Kyle Blanchard (Set Construction), Lorie Best (Volunteer Coordinator), Josh Silvy (Theatre Inventory Manager) and Jim Barber (BRAC Executive Director & Marketing).
FIVE PERFORMANCES ONLY! Reserve your best seats now at BransonArts.org/tix or by calling the BRAC box office at 417-336-4255.