"Blithe Spirit" on stage at MCS this weekend
Margaretville — The Margaretville Central School Scitamard Society will present Noel Coward’s 1941 comedy “Blithe Spirit” this Friday and Saturday, Nov. 7 and 8 at 7 p.m. in the old gym. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for students grades 5-12 and senior citizens. Children may attend the performance free.
Set in the country home of Charles and Ruth Condomine, played by junior Patrick O’Connell and senior Michelle O’Reilly, the play concerns a writer’s quest for authenticity in regards to a novel he is writing in which he features a fake psychic. Inviting psychic Madame Arcati (senior Taylor McVitty) to his home to do a séance, along with his fellow skeptics Dr. George and Mrs. Violet Bradman (sophomore Garrett Johnson and junior Olivia Todd), Mr. Condomine is shocked to hear what he believes to be the voice of his deceased first wife Elvira (junior Katie Rosa). His disbelief and the comic implications of this former and current Broadway hit (Madame Arcati is being played by Angela Landsbury) promise an entertaining evening for all.
A further complication of the plot includes the Condomine’s maid Edith (sophomore Danielle Hull) whose role in the strange goings in the Condomine’s home on may be greater than one might imagine.
Directed by Marjorie Miller, crew for the show includes senior Anjelica Pugliesi, sophomores Peter Cella, Erin Filupeit and Sarah Hagakore along with junior Matt Gray and freshman newcomer Caleb Todd. Adult mentor Anthony Ploutz will be assisting the production’s technical side.