‘Blithe Spirit’ comes a-haunting

Oct 07, 2016
Photo by: József Attila Balla Belfast Maskers’ “Blithe Spirit” stars, front from left, Erica Rubin Irish, Marion “Sunny” Kirkham and Makaila Redden; and, in back, Eric Sanders, Calvin Redden, Jenn Hall and Mark Durbin.

Belfast — Are ghosts real or just figments of our imagination? Noel Coward tackles that very question in his witty and lively comedy “Blithe Spirit,” presented by the Belfast Maskers beginning Friday night, Oct. 14.

“Blithe Spirit” tells the story of British socialite Charles Condomine and his second wife, who are haunted by the ghost of Charles’ first wife, Elvira. Elvira has been dead for seven years and isn’t exactly resting in peace … but only Charles can see her. Has he gone mad? Or is she real? And if so, what’s she up to?

The Maskers cast includes Calvin Redden, Makaila Redden, Jenn Hall, Marion “Sunny” Kirkham, Mark Durbin, Erica Rubin Irish and Eric Sanders. The play is directed by Judi Erickson.

“Blithe Spirit” will be performed Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 14, 15, 21 and 22 at 7 p.m.; and Sundays, Oct. 16 and 23, at 2 p.m. in Parish Hall of First Church UCC, 8 Court St.

Tickets are $15 for adults and $10 for students cash or check at the door. For more information and reservations, call the Belfast Maskers at 536-9123 or visit belfastmaskers.com.

Courier Publications’ A&E Editor Dagney C. Ernest can be reached at (207) 594-4401, ext. 115; or dernest@courierpublicationsllc.com.

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