The Brooklyn Opera House will be hosting a fall community theatre production of “Blithe Spirit” from Oct. 28 - 30. As a cornerstone of the community since 1911, the opera house provides a place for the community to gather and celebrate the local arts.
Written by Noël Coward, this comedy hit focuses on novelist Charles Condomine, who is remarried, but haunted by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed, passes over and joins Elvira, and the two blithe spirits haunt Charles into perpetuity. Set in Kent, England during the 1940s, this production includes a cast of seven.
“While the opera house is proud to host many entertainment options, community theatre is an opportunity for the community to play an active role in a local production,” said Laura Manatt, General Manager of the Brooklyn Opera House. “The play will feature seven local community members, and we look forward to celebrating the talent of our friends and neighbors during this fall season.”
“Blithe Spirit is a great classic and is perfect for the spooky season,” said Deborah Kennedy, co-director of this fall’s production. “This script is clever, and just plain fun, with a splash of magic as well. It is sure to put a spell on you.”
The Blithe Spirit cast include the following:
The show will be held Oct. 28 - 29 at 7 p.m. and Oct. 30 at 1 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $15 for students. If tickets are still available the day of the show, you may purchase them one hour prior to show time at the Michael J. Manatt Community Center (MJMCC) entrance. Thank you to the American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) for making this community theatre production possible.
To purchase tickets:
Friday @ 7 PM: https://blithespiritfriday.eventbrite.com
Saturday @ 7 PM: https://blithespiritsaturday.eventbrite.com
Sunday @ 1 PM: https://blithespiritSunday.eventbrite.comPlease visit www.brooklynoperahouse.com for more information.