This weekend, Urbana High School will be presenting their winter play, Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, offering a “comical, ironic look at love for Valentine’s.” This 1941 comedy is about a novelist hosting a dinner party and the chaos the ensues when one of his guests conducts a séance, bringing the ghost of his first wife into the mix—with his second wife present. As director Sara Jones wrote in her Director’s Note, “Though this play is intended to be not only funny, but often quite silly, its heart is about relationships. It explores both how cruel and and wonderful it is to love someone, and how far we’re willing to go to get what we think we want from them.” Featuring a cast of seven students, supported by a crew of 20, this thoughtful comedy will be running through the weekend.
Here are the details:
Blithe Spirit will be performed at 7:00 pm Wednesday through Saturday (February 14 – 17) and at 2:30 pm on Sunday (February 18). All performances will be in the Urbana High School Cobb Auditorium, 1002 S. Race Street. Tickets are $5 for students and $10 for adults, and are available at the box office, which opens 30 minutes prior to each performance.
And the poster: