Eagan High School students are performing the play, "Blithe Spirit," this week on Wednesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday in their school auditorium. Directed by English teacher Jerome Melchior, the two act play was written by Noel Coward. 7 cast members & 8 crew.
Here's the story line: Successful novelist Charles Condomine is leading a happy, if somewhat fussy and cantankerous life with his second wife, Ruth, when a misguided medium turns his world upside down. As part of his research for a new novel, he arranges for the eccentric and hilarious Madame Arcati to conduct a seance that accidentally summons the jealous spirit of his deceased first wife, Elvira, who then proceeds to do all she can to disrupt Charles' marriage to Ruth. Elvira's efforts eventually result in Charles being haunted by the ghosts of not one, but two wives. Continuing attempts by Charles to get Madame Arcati to correct the situation only increase the uproar, taking things from bad to worse. The confusion is eventually resolved in an outrageous ending that only the comic genius of Noel Coward could contrive.