Kansas City Actors Theatre has announced the complete cast and production team for Noel Coward’s “Blithe Spirit,” the first show of its fourteenth season.
Directed by Doug Weaver, the cast includes Cinnamon Schultz, Coleman Crenshaw, Vanessa Severo, Jan Rogge, Matt Rapport, Cheryl Weaver, and Margaret Shelby.
The production team includes Kelli Harrod (Scenic Designer), Bill Christie (Properties Designer), Sarah M. Oliver (Costume Designer), Kylor Greene (Lighting Designer), Shelbi Arndt (Co-Lighting Designer), Jonathan Robertson (Sound Designer), Matthew Schorr (Co-Sound Designer), Alex Murphy (Stage Manager), and Kyle Dyck (Technical Director).
“There are not many scripts that give you such a wonderful chance to mix wit and mayhem,” says Weaver. “There are ghosts, flying books, a séance gone bad, a crazy medium, eccentric English folk… and cucumber sandwiches. I couldn’t ask for more than that!”
From the press release: “Widely considered a theatrical masterpiece, and certainly Coward’s spookiest story, in “Blithe Spirit” successful novelist Charles Condomine hires a psychic as research for his new book and ends up encountering the unexpected – the ghost of his first wife! Now he must balance his new (and very much alive) wife with an increasingly incensed ghost in a witty comedy of manners. This smart and supernatural comedy is filled with rich characters, as well as a few spirited and theatrical surprises.”
“Blithe Spirit” will perform at Union Station’s City Stage. Previews start August 8th, and performances will conclude on August 26th. Audience talk-backs will follow performances on August 12th, 17th, and 20th. For more information visit kcactors.org.