Blithe Spirit

Blithe Spirit

From the delightfully wicked mind of Noël Coward, the 20th century’s master of British wit and sophistication, Blithe Spirit sparkles with out-of-this-world charm and spectral hijinks! And, with all of the theatrical technology in our new building, this production will be filled with delightful techno-trickery and stage magic!

In a plan to gather background information for his new book, novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife, Ruth, invite local eccentric and medium, Madame Arcati, for dinner and a séance. A pleasant and informative evening turns into a series of madcap misadventures when the ghost of Charles’ first wife, Elvira, materializes with a plan of her own…to get Charles back, even if it kills him!

Starring a cast of B&B Resident and Associate Artists, including Jessi Walters as Elvira, Andrew Beck as Charles, Cassie Greer as Ruth, Peter Schuyler as Dr. Bradman, and Kymberli Colbourne as the hilarious Madame Arcati!

“Some of Coward’s most sparkling dialogue ever… This play is about something substantial – the way past relationships come back to haunt us – but it’s the gossamer-like nature of the piece, its sheer levity of spirit, that makes it such an enduring achievement.’” – Daily Telegraph

The Vault Theater, 350 E Main Street, Hillsboro
May 10, 11, 12, 13, 17, 18, 19, 20, 24, 25, 26, and 27, 2018
Thursday, Friday, Saturday at 7:30pm and Sunday at 2:00pm

Rave Reviews

  • “’ll appreciate a production as clever, polished, and energetic as this one.” –Oregon ArtsWatch
  • “ of Coward’s beautifully crafted, witty farce and Scott Palmer’s theatrical ingenuity should buy tickets soon.” –Westside Theatre Reviews
  • “Palmer has done an outstanding job...” –Dennis Sparks Reviews

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Runs 05/10/18 - 05/27/18

Run Time 150 minutes, including 1 intermission(s)

Recommended for ages 12+

PAY WHAT YOU WILL NIGHT: May 10th (cash preferred)

All shows (except where indicated) are General Admission.

The auditorium opens for seating 45 minutes prior to curtain.

Due to the intimate nature of our space, absolutely NO LATE SEATING will be allowed for any reason. Please ensure you arrive on time for the performance.

Magazine Series Lectures take place in the auditorium on each Friday performance starting at 6:30pm and last approximately 30 minutes.

Post-show discussions and talk-backs with the cast and crew take place immediately following each Sunday matinee and last approximately 45 minutes.

Magazine Lecture Series: FRIDAY, MAY 18

The Magazine Series speaker for this Friday, May 18th 6:30 PM will be B&B Artistic Director and director of Blithe Spirit, Scott Palmer. Scott will discuss his approach to the show, and the way his research about the life of Noël Coward impacts the way he reads Blithe Spirit and thinks about bringing the script to life.


Fechas 05/10/18 - 05/27/18

Tiempo de Ejecución 150 minutos, incluyendo 1 intermedio(s)

Recomendado para Edades 12+

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Box Office Hours:
M/W/F 11:00am - 5:00pm and 1 hour prior to performances

Our Mailing Address/Main Performance Venue
350 E. Main St., Hillsboro, OR 97123

Phone: 503-345-9590

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