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'Blithe Spirit' opens at PCPH

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

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Tim Good (as Charles Condomine) and Linda Ostermeier (as Madame Arcati) perform in a scene from "Blithe Spirit." The comedy opens Thursday at the Putnam County Playhouse. Shows are also slated for Friday, Saturday and July 14-17. [Order this photo]
GREENCASTLE -- No'l Coward's ghostly comedy "Blithe Spirit" opens this week at Putnam County Playhouse in Greencastle. It will be presented onstage at the Hazel Day Longden Theatre this Thursday through Saturday, and again July 14,15,16,17.

Tickets are $9 and can be reserved by calling the box office at 653-5880 between 5 and 7 p.m. Monday through Saturday. All performances are at 8 p.m.

"Blithe Spirit" is being sponsored in part by Rossok & Co. Insurance.

What happens when a writer who is investigating the spirit world comes across a medium who just might have real powers? Tim Good plays Charles Condomine, who sets up a seance with Madame Arcati, played by Linda Ostermeier. Both are making their PCPH acting debuts in this production.

Joining him for the evening's entertainment are his second wife Ruth, played by Bethany Bax, and their friends George and Violet Bradman, played by Don Wilson and Jamie Barrand.

To Charles' great amusement and consternation, Madame Arcati conjures up his first wife Elvira, played by Caroline Good. Joining them as fleet of foot maid Edith is Liz Woods.

Woods and Barrand are also making PCPH debuts in "Blithe Spirit." Caroline Good was most recently seen as Aldonza in "Man of La Mancha" and as Ann in "All My Sons." Wilson was also in "Man of La Mancha." Bax most recently directed "To Kill a Mockingbird" at PCPH, and she has been seen in "My Three Angels" and "All My Sons."

Jack Randall Earles is directing the production with assistance from Sandi Rossok. Set work and painting was done by Brad Sandy and Linda Gjesvold. Production stage manager is Eleanor Mills Howard. Lighting design is by Tim Good. Costume designer is Caroline Good.

Jim Green is running the soundboard, and Joe Woods is running the light board.



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