NORWICH – The spotlight’s set to shine on the Norwich Theater Company as cast and crew bring their rendition of “Blithe Spirit” to the Martin W. Kappel Theater at the Chenango Arts Council in Norwich starting tonight.
Hailed as genius in some respects for its tragicomedy approach, “Blithe Spirit” has been a crowd pleaser since its stage debut in 1941. It tells the story of Charles Condomine (played by Nick Tyler), a somewhat snobbish writer on a quest to write his next big book. Hoping to gather material for his book, Condomine invites a socially awkward medium, Madame Arcati (played by Donna Moren), to his home to conduct a séance. He also invites a socialite couple, Dr. George Bradman and his wife (played by Larry McMaster and Ericka Tyler) along for fun.