Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Staci Sabarsky
Even death can’t keep a good woman down.
Charles Condomine, a mediocre novelist, summons a medium to his hime to study “the techniques” of spiritualists
for his new book. Along with Ruth, his second wife, and Dr. and Mrs. Bradman, close friends, he participates in a seance conducted by Madame Arcati, his chosen medium. Madame Arcati supplies Charles with more than he bargained for. She produces a “protoplasmic manifestation” in the form of Elvira, Charles’s deceased first wife whom only he (and the audience) can see and hear. With farce and wit unleashed, playwright Noel Coward presents us with some of his best comic characters in a situation full of spirits and satire.