Red Curtain's second show of the 2017-2018 season is "Blithe Spirit," a witty supernatural comedy written by Noel Coward. Performances are Fridays-Sundays, Oct. 20-Nov. 5, 2017.
The play introduces us to the socialite and novelist Charles Condomine, who invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati to his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book. The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles's marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.
Directed by Joe Goins, "Blithe Spirit" is a timeless favorite of theatre audiences, and the production promises "spooky" stage effects and ghostly manifestations -- perfect for the fall and Halloween season.
Red Curtain's holiday show is the heartwarming play "My Three Angels" by Sam and Bella Spewack.
It is Christmas Eve in the tropical prison colony of Cayenne. Felix Dulay, a hapless storekeeper, is fearfully awaiting the owner, Gaston. Providence has given the Dulays three guardian angels — three convicts hired for roof repair! In no time they have cooked Christmas lunch — and Felix's books — and will loose their own executioner on Gaston for his cruel behavior!
Directed by Eric Bischoff, "My Three Angels" offers a non-traditional look at the Christmastime tenets of good will and peace on earth ... with a little murder thrown in for good measure.