Improbable farce opens February 13
Since opening on London and Broadway stages in 1941, Noel Coward’s smash comedy hit, Blithe Spirit, has become a much-revived classic. Mr. Coward, also the playwright of, Private Lives, offers up fussy, cantankerous novelist, Charles Condomine, remarried but haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, the clever and insistent Elvira. Elvira is called up from the afterlife by a visiting “happy medium,” one Madame Arcati. As the worldly and unworldly personalities clash, Charles is left trying to explain to his current wife, Ruth, to whom he is speaking when there is no one else in the room and why his behavior has gotten so erratic. This “improbable farce” is a completely enjoyable comedy and one every couple should see this Valentine’s Day.
The Stage Door is thrilled to be welcoming award-winning director, George Adams, to helm this production. As a theatrical producer and director of dozens of projects in Los Angeles and New York, Mr. Adams was one of five directors nominated for Best Director from over 90 participants at the SpotLight On festival in New York. His cast for The Insanity of Mary Girard went on to win the Best Ensemble Cast award. Other plays include The Boys Next Door (Drama-Logue Best Ensemble Award); Fool for Love (Torry Award – Best Play; Best Supporting Actor); the West Coast premiere of the Hercule Poirot mystery Black Coffee; and the critically-acclaimed Love Letters, starring Broadway and television star, Marion Ross. Other productions include The House of Blue Leaves, The Lucky Spot, Faith Healer, Les Liaisons Dangerous, and Oklahoma City Theatre Company’s One Flew over the Cuckoo’s Nest. In August of this year, Mr. Adams will be directing Mr. Marmalade for Oklahoma City’s Red Dirt Theater Company.
Mr. Adams is also an international-multi-award-winning documentary filmmaker having screened films all over the world. He recently screened his film Touche: A Blind Fencer’s Story in Oklahoma, California, Washington and Madrid, Spain. Touche is about a young woman who lost her sight and learned the Olympic sport of fencing as part of her rehabilitation. His current motion-picture, a feature, titled Emerald, Texas, screened in Oklahoma City to an enthusiastic audience and will be making its way to film festivals beginning this spring. He has two film projects slated for 2015.
The Stage Door is also thrilled to be revealing their brand new, state-of-the-art sound and lighting systems with this show. Through the hard work of many in our last two years of haunted houses and the generous donations of patrons AND the hard work, dedication, experience, and donation of Jason Lott, these much needed improvements have finally been realized. So, when the curtain rises on this production, a well-lit stage will be revealed and no actor will be left unheard!!
Thus, with a resume as long and impressive as Mr. Adam’s, along with the debut of new technical equipment, The Stage Door has no doubt that the finished product of Blithe Spirit will be worthy of awards as well. You will most certainly want to mark your calendars and get your tickets reserved early for this delightful romp through some “other worldly” marital woes.
Production dates for Blithe Spirit are February 13, 14, 20, and 21 at 7:30 p.m. and February 15 and 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00 in advance and may be purchased by visiting www.stagedooryukon.com , visiting any Party Galaxy outlet, or for those who don’t do the internet, by calling TicketStorm directly at 866-966-1777. Please be advised that these sales will incur additional fees. Tickets may also be purchased at the door for $12.00 each.
Blithe Spirit is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.