A Blithe Spirit Takes Up Residence at University Theatre
Be careful what you conjure up!Wednesday, November 07, 2012
FAYETTEVILLE, Ark. – University Theatre presents Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, Nov. 9-18. Mavourneen Dwyer, associate professor of drama in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences, directs a cast of undergraduate and master of fine arts students in the production of this comic play that has been entertaining audiences for more than 70 years.
Set in 1941 England, Charles Condomine faces a dilemma when he invites Madame Arcati over to perform a séance. Charles hopes to expose her as a fraud, but much to his surprise and chagrin, the madame successfully conjures the ghost of his first wife, Elvira. The sarcastic and unwelcome Elivira sends Charles’ life into chaos, putting increasing stress on Charles’ current marriage to the already anxious Ruth.
Additional production credits include: Scenic design by Michael Riha; costume design by Patricia Martin; lighting design by Lydia Winklemann; and technical direction by Patrick Stone.
Ticket prices are $16 for adults, $14 for faculty, staff and seniors, and $7 for children. University of Arkansas students may attend the show for free with their University of Arkansas student I.D. on Wednesday and Thursday, or for $3 on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. University Theatre accepts cash, checks, Visa, Mastercard, Discover and American Express.
The ticket office is open from noon to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and two hours prior to each show. For reservations by phone, call the University Theatre Ticket Office at 479-575-4752.
The play may be seen at 8 p.m. on Nov. 9, 10 and 13-17 and at 2 p.m. on Nov. 11 and 18 in the Fine Arts Center’s University Theatre.
Parking is available in the Stadium Drive Parking Facility and is free after 5 p.m. Entrance to the parking facility is on Stadium Drive, and the facility’s elevator will take patrons to street level directly across from the Fine Arts Center.
Ashley Cohea, University Theatre business manager
J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences
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