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Noel Coward Comedy to Open Theatre Season

The Lindenwood University Department of Theatre will open its 2007-2008 Mainstage Season with “Blithe Spirit,” the smash comedy hit of the London and Broadway stages, by Noel Coward.

In this ingenious plot, novelist Charles Condomine invites into his placid country home an eccentric, breezy lady medium in order to learn the language of the occult. Little do Charles or his lovely second wife Ruth dream that the séance staged by the medium will summon back Charles’ first wife, now “passed over” for seven years. “Blithe Spirit” is funny, brilliant, and clever. Originally staged in 1941, it remains as fresh and as funny as ever.

Performances are 7:30 p.m. on Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays, Oct. 4, 5, and 6 and 11, 12 and 13. Ticket prices are $10 for general admission, $8 for seniors and $6 for students (ages 5-18).

The performances are held in Jelkyl Theatre, located in Roemer Hall on the main Lindenwood campus, 209 S. Kingshighway, St. Charles, Mo., 63301.

For reservations, contact the Box Office at 636-949-4878. Group rates are available.

The director of the production is Larry D. Quiggins. The student director is Jamie Fritz. The stage manager is Josh Ressler. The cast includes Brian Kappler, Emily Heitmeyer, Sarah Porter, Lindsay Bartlett, Mike Lara, Betsy Bowman and Emily Richman.

The set designer is Donnell Walsh. The lighting design is by Stephanie Robinson. The properties mistress is Jeannette Mattingly. The costume designer is Donna Northcott. The sound designer is Drew Matney. The technical director is Michael Kantz.

For more information, contact Ted Gregory, director of theatre, 636-949-4966, or via e-mail at

Lindenwood University
209 S. Kingshighway
St. Charles, MO 63301