Bayou Broadway Productions to present ‘Blithe Spirit’
“Blithe Spirit” by Nöel Coward, the latest offering by Bayou Broadway Productions, will open at The Grand Opera House on May 24.
The story is set at the house of writer Charles Condomine and his wife, Ruth. One evening, Charles invites a local eccentric medium, Madame Arcati, to hold a seance at his house. He asks along his friends, Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, intending to gather character inspiration from Madame Arcati for his latest book.
Despite initially thinking the seance has been a failure, it soon becomes clear that Madame Arcati has unwittingly brought back Charles’ first wife, Elvira, to haunt him. Once in his house, Elvira is unable to leave and, as she cannot be seen or heard by Ruth, she causes all kinds of mischievous trouble between the married couple. Frustrated by their odd situation, the Condomines call on Madame Arcati once more to send Elvira back to the other side.
Intensely funny and character-driven, Blithe Spirit combines farce, emotion and wit to great effect.
The production of this classic comedy of errors is being led by Artistic Director Logan G. Frederick, who recently returned to his Crowley roots after working at the Tony Award-winning Dallas Theater Center.
Bayou Broadway Productions is looking for volunteers to help with costumes, makeup, backstage and more. Those interested should email Frederick at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Blithe Spirit runs May 24 through May 26 at 7 p.m., with a 2 p.m. matinee on May 27.
Tickets are available at the door, at www.thegrandoperahouse.org or by calling 337-785-0440.