Blithe Spirit

Location:  Arts Center of Coastal Carolina

Arts Center of Coastal Carolina 14 Shelter Cove Ln, Hilton Head Island, SC 29928

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A Noel Coward comedy classic, Blithe Spirit is set at the house of writer, Charles Condomine, and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a séance at his house. He asks his friends Dr. and Mrs. Bradman to join them, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for Condomine's latest book.

Despite initially thinking the séance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in the house, Elvira is unable to leave and, since she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple. When Elvira unwittingly causes Ruth’s death in her attempts to bring Charles over to be with her, Charles becomes haunted by both of his now-deceased wives. Frustrated by their odd situation, the threesome call again on Madame Arcati to send Elvira and Ruth back to the other side.  Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion, and clever wit. The recent Broadway production won the Tony for Best Actress in play.

Tickets for preview performances Feb. 12-14 are $39 for adults and $26 for children ages 5-15. Full priced tickets Feb. 15-March 3 are $49 for adults and $36 for children ages 5-15. Tuesdays-Saturdays at 8pm; Sundays at 2pm or 7pm.