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'Blithe Spirit' haunts University Theatre

by Tonya Durlach

Sept. 28, 2011 | WMU News

Photo of WMU theatre production of Blithe Spirit.
University Theatre at WMU
KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University theatre students will stage Noel Coward's "Blithe Spirit" Oct. 6-16 in Williams Theatre at the Gilmore Theatre Complex.

Performance schedule
"Blithe Spirit" at Williams Theatre

This witty farce centers around novelist Charles Condomine, who gets more than he bargained for after arranging for a seance in order to gather material for his next book. Ironically and unfortunately for him, the spirit of his first wife is accidentally summoned by the eccentric Madam Arcati--and she is not happy with Charles. Determined and willing to sabotage his current marriage, chaos is bound to unfold when a ghost is not on your side in this season's chapter of University Theatre's Simply Classic Series.

Encore Cabaret

Enjoy free performances by graduating seniors of WMU's Music Theatre Performance program as they prepare for their New York showcase in the spring. Cabarets will be held in the atrium lobby following the performances Friday and Saturday, Oct. 7-8 and Oct. 14-15.


All seating for "Blithe Spirit" at Williams Theatre is general admission. Tickets are $20, $15 for senior citizens and WMU employees, $5 for WMU students and $10 for all other students. They are available by calling (269) 387-6222, online at, or by visiting the Gilmore Theatre Complex or Miller Auditorium ticket offices. Group discounts are available by calling (269) 387-3227.

Theatre patrons are encouraged to bring non-perishable food items to the show for University Theatre's Acting Against Poverty food drive. All donations will be contributed to Kalamazoo Loaves and Fishes.

For more information, contact Emily Duguay, University Theatre, at or (269) 387-6222.