Browsing Archive: October, 2010

The Lemon Meter says Blithe Spirit is 100% SWEET

Posted by Damaso Rodriguez on Monday, October 25, 2010, In : Theatre 
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Los Angeles Times Critic's Choice: Blithe Spirit Review

Posted by Damaso Rodriguez on Wednesday, October 20, 2010, In : Theatre 

Theater review: 'Blithe Spirit' at A Noise Within

October 14, 2010 |  4:00 pm

ANW10-11BlitheSpirit-BS113-3"Blithe Spirit" has been a surefire crowd-pleaser since its 1941 London premiere, and its imaginative revival at A Noise Within should sustain the average. Noel Coward's deathless "improbable farce" about a second marriage sent haywire by the first wife's ghost receives an engrossing account, agreeably quirky, reliably stylish.

Reportedly dashed off in six days during the Blitz, Coward's boulevard str...

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LA Weekly Review: Blithe Spirit at A Noise Within

Posted by Damaso Rodriguez on Monday, October 11, 2010, In : Theatre 



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Noel Coward's comedy faced an acid test in its first outing: It opened in the darkest days of World War II, when London was undergoing the Blitz. It kept Londoners laughing even when bombs were falling, and it has proved hilarious ever since. As research for his new novel, writer Charles Condomine (Scott Lowell) calls upon eccentric spiritualist Madame Arcati (Jane Mcfie) to conduct a séance at his house. She unwittingly summons ...

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