The Shakespeare Theatre of New Jersey continues its 56th season with its third Main Stage production, Blithe Spirit. Veteran company member Victoria Mack, who was last seen on the Main Stage in this season’s Tartuffe, will make her STNJ directing debut. Company favorites Brent Harris, Tina Stafford, Ames Adamson, and Susan Maris will be joined by Kate MacCluggage of The 39 Steps fame in this delightful British comedy by Noël Coward. Performances begin August 15. Patrons can purchase tickets at The F.M. Kirby Shakespeare Theatre located at 36 Madison Avenue in Madison by calling the Box Office at 973-408-5600 or by going online
When an eccentric medium is asked to conduct a séance as an evening’s entertainment at the country home of Charles and Ruth Condomine, their pristine English country house is turned upside down when Elvira, the stylish ghost of Charles’s past wife is conjured up. Hilarious mayhem ensues as the wife from the afterlife and the wife from this life battle over Charles’ affections. One of Coward’s most popular plays, it has not been presented at The Shakespeare Theatre in over 20 years.
Previews: Wednesday, August 15 at 7:30 p.m.; Thursday, August 16 at 8:00 p.m.; Friday, August 17 at 8:00 p.m.; and Saturday, August 18 at 2:00 p.m.
Opening Night: Saturday, August 18 at 7:30 p.m.
Captioned Performance: Sunday, August 19 at 7:30 p.m.
Post-Show Symposium Performances: Tuesday, August 21 at 7:30 p.m.; Saturday, August 25 at 2:00 p.m.; Saturday, September 1 at 2:00 p.m.
Know the Show: Thursday, August 23 at 7:00 p.m.; curtain at 8:00 p.m.
Audio Described Performance: Sunday, August 26 at 7:30 p.m.