Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward is a comic play which takes its title from Shelley’s poem “To a Skylark.” The play centers on the novelist Charles Condomine who invites an eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to his home to conduct a séance. He hopes to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by his annoying and temperamental deceased wife, Elvira. After the séance, Elvira continues to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth. Ruth cannot see or hear the ghost. “Blithe Spirit” has been adapted for film, television, radio and a musical called “High Spirits.”
We’ll read the play on Monday, Jan. 5, at 12:30. Call 203-834-6240 to register. Copies of the play are available in the senior center café.