What’s a girl to do? She finds herself in a new job for a grumpy, snippy writer and his pushy, picky wife. They expect precision and perfection from her, and although she is trying her best to please them, it seems that the harder she tries, the clumsier she gets and the unhappier she makes them. Then, to make matters worse, one of her employers must be a witch or something because doors start opening and closing on their own, vases of flowers float about the room, and the gramophone seems to have taken on a personality of its own – turning on and off at will!! Seriously . . . what’s a simple working girl to do?!?!?
This seems to be the plight of poor Edith the maid in Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” directed by George Adams and playing now at The Stage Door. When her employer, writer Charles Condomine (Taylor Reich) holds a séance in his home for research purposes for a new book, it seems the spirit of his dead wife Elvira (Rebecca Cox) is summoned, unbeknownst to everyone, including the medium Madame Arcati (Theresa Santiago) who did the summoning!! No one can see or hear her except Charles, which makes for some very interesting and entertaining three-way conversations!!
The role of Edith is played by Samm Miller, a young actress who came to The Stage Door in 2013 when she was cast in the role of Eliza Doolittle in “Pygmalion.” She has been heavily involved with The Stage Door ever since doing backstage/tech work and make-up. Last season, Samm won the “Best Actress” for show award for her role as Leann in A Piece of my Heart.
You won’t want to miss the opportunity to see Samm and the other very talented cast members in this witty, enjoyable improbable farce. There are only three performances left - February 20 and 21 at 7:30 p.m., and February 22 at 2:30 p.m.
Tickets are $9.00 in advance and $12.00 at the door. Advance tickets may be purchased by visiting www.stagedooryukon.com or any Party Galaxy outlet. You may also call the theatre’s ticketing agent, TicketStorm, directly at 866-966-1777. Please note that pre-sale tickets carry a service charge.
“Blithe Spirit” is being produced by special arrangement with Samuel French.