Winner of the 2009 Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Revival
This much-revived classic from the playwright of Private Lives offers up fussy, cantankerous socialite-novelist, Charles Condomine; his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira; one Madame Arcati, the ‘happy medium’ enlisted by Condomine to ‘call up’ new material for his book; and his current wife, Ruth, who accidentally ‘passes over’ as a result. As these (worldly and un-) personalities clash, Charles’ gets more material than he bargained for.
“Can still keep an audience in a state of tickled contentment” – Ben Brantley, The New York Times, 2009. “A world-class comedy” – TheatreMania.com, 2009.
Four months after it’s first production set a performance record in London’s West End in 1941, this smash comedy hit was produced in New York, at Broadway’s Morosco Theatre. Its many manifestations since include movies, television, radio, and the musical, High Spirits.
|Madame Arcati||Noelle McGrath*|
|Mrs. Bradman||Patricia Lavin|
|Dr. Bradman||Elliott Mayer*|
|Elvira||Amber Nicole Guest*|
|Charles||Matt W. Cody*|
*members of Actors’ Equity Assoc.
|Production Stage Manager||Kathleen Parker|
|Set Designer||Olia Rogova|
|Asst Set Designer||Soh-Young Lee|
|Lighting Designer||Andrew Lu|
|Costume Designer||Joey Haws|
|Sound Designer||Jacob Subotnick|
|Props Designer||Sara Slagle|