Enjoy a good laugh at Blithe Spirit – for only $39!

by Valerie Morelli 

Theatre advocate and newly selected marketing intern Valerie Morelli recounts her experience of seeing Blithe Spirit at the Festival. Enjoy her guest blog, PLUS a special offer!
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Earlier last week I had the pleasure of seeing Blithe Spirit at the Avon Theatre. It had been some time since I last sat down in those velvety red seats, but as I entered my row I was reminded of the charm of this one-time vaudeville house.

The theatre is beautiful, but even it couldn’t prepare me for the set that was hidden behind the curtain. As the lights dimmed and the crowd’s murmurs began to subside, the curtain rose to reveal an intricately designed English-style house in the Kent countryside. The crowd immediately “oohed” and “aahed,” and a few people even clapped! I’d never seen such detailed scenic work – it had clearly taken hours upon hours to complete.

I had never seen Blithe Spirit before, so at first I didn’t know what to expect – but Noël Coward’s brilliant, fast-paced script immediately assured me that I was in for a wonderful comedy. The ensemble is so strong and has great chemistry on stage, delivering laugh after laugh.

The play centres on an otherworldly dilemma: Charles Condomine (Ben Carlson), the husband of a seemingly perfect couple, accidentally summons the ghost of his late wife, Elvira (Michelle Giroux), when he hosts a séance with the help of a quirky medium, named Madame Arcati (Seana McKenna). Unfortunately, Elvira’s reappearance is no laughing matter for Charles’ current wife, Ruth (Sara Topham), who can tell that her ectoplasmic counterpart has devious intentions.

This show about a marriage thrown into comic confusion is definitely a must-see – and its ending is really exciting!

Michelle Giroux, Ben Carlson, Seana McKenna, Sara Topham. Photography by Don Dixon.

Michelle Giroux, Ben Carlson, Seana McKenna, Sara Topham. Photography by Don Dixon.

Join us for a laugh on May 25, 2013, and get tickets to Blithe Spirit for just $30 – including A+ seats!*

On Facebook? Try booking with Stratford Social Ticketing and creating an event page!

  • Visit our Facebook page and click on the Stratford Social Ticketing Tab
  • Select the May 25 performance of Blithe Spirit
  • Enter promo code 49201 in the “Have a Promo Code” box at the top of the “Select Your Seat” page
  •  Select your seats and check out!

OR

  • Log into our website with promotion code 49201
  • Select the May 25 performance of Blithe Spirit
  • Select your seats and check out!

Not available on May 25? No worries! We’re offering $39 tickets to see Blithe Spirit on May 29 and June 8, 13 and 16!**

  • Visit our Facebook page and click on the Stratford Social Ticketing Tab
  • Select Blithe Spirit on May 29 or June 8, 13 or 16
  • Enter promo code 49202 in the “Have a Promo Code” box at the top of the “Select Your Seat” page
  •  Select your seats (excluding A+) and check out!

OR

  • Log into our website with promotion code 49202
  • Select Blithe Spirit on May 29 or June 8, 13 or 16
  • Select your seats (excluding A+) and check out!

See you at the theatre!

*Offer may expire without notice. Only available for the May 25, 2013, performance of Blithe Spirit. May not be combined with any other offers or on previously purchased tickets. Price excludes applicable taxes and handling fee. Valid on selected dates only, while quantities last. Performances, casting and dates subject to change without notice. Excludes group orders of 15 tickets or more to one performance date. Not available by phone or in person.

**Offer may expire without notice. Not available on A+ seating. May not be combined with any other offers or applied to previously purchased tickets. Price excludes applicable taxes and handling fee. Valid on selected dates only, while quantities last. Performances, casting and dates subject to change without notice. Excludes group orders of 15 tickets or more for one performance date. Not available by phone or in person.

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