Theater Voices Presents Staged Reading of “Blithe Spirit”

graphic_play04Theater Voices will present its fourth staged reading production of the 2016-2017 Season: Blithe Spirit by Noel Coward, directed by Krysta Dennis
Performances will be held at Steamer No. 10 Theatre, 500 Western Avenue, Albany on Friday May 19 at 8:00 pm; Saturday May 20 at 3:00 pm and 8:00 pm: and Sunday May 21 at 3:00 pm. Admission is free.

The play follows novelist Charles Condomine and his wife Ruth who
have invited the eccentric medium and clairvoyant, Madame Arcati, to their
home to conduct a seance, hoping to gather material for his next book. But
the scheme backfires when the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first
wife Elvira appears–visible only to Charles. Elvira makes continual
attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to Ruth, while Madame Arcati tries
fruitlessly to make the spirit disappear.

The director, Krysta Dennis, works as a theatre-maker and
director in the US and internationally, and currently teaches at Siena
College. She holds a dual PhD from the University of Kent in the UK and the
Sorbonne in Paris, and trained at L?Ecole Jacques Lecoq.

The cast from left to right (back row): Giulia Pezzulo, Carole Edie Smith, Debra and Burger, Patrick Quinn. From left to right (front row) Janet Kimlicko, Tony Pallone, and Kathleen Carey.

Theater Voices is a group of dedicated actors and directors who, throughout the company’s history, have presented both new and classic works with the specific goal of emphasizing the richness of the playwrights’ language. Each production is a fully performed staged reading with minimal scenery and simple costumes.

Theater Voices is funded in part by the City of Albany and the New
York State Council on the Arts COMMUNITY ART$GRANTS. Theater Voices is a not-for-profit organization under IRS 501C 3

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