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July 2008

Release Date: July 28, 2008

Coward’s Comedy Puts Spirit in ASU Drama Production

Noel Coward’s classic comedy, “Blithe Spirit,” the second Summer Dinner Theatre production for Angelo State University’s Arts at ASU, runs July 31-Aug. 3 and Aug. 7-9 in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building’s Modular Theatre, 2602 Dena Drive.

Doors open at 6:45 p.m. with dinner served at 7 p.m. Performances begin at 8 p.m. A matinee performance is scheduled for 2 p.m. on Aug. 3, with dinner at 1 p.m. Tickets are $20 for adults; $15 for non-ASU students and Arts at ASU subscribers; and $12.50 for ASU students and ASU activity card holders. All tickets must be purchased in advance.

Novelist Charles Condomine invites an eccentric lady medium into his placid country home to teach him the language of the occult. Charles and his second wife, Ruth, get more than they bargained for when a s�ance staged by the medium summons Charles’ first wife, Elvira, now dead for seven years.

Cast members include Mason Cargile as Charles; Norma Allie Perez plays Elvira, the ghost; Amanda Rickman plays Edith, Charles’ maid; and Angela Douangkesone plays Ruth. Other cast members include David Pederson (Dr. Bradman), Laurie Proveaux (Mrs. Bradman) and Chrysti Friar (Madame Arcati).

The production is directed by James Worley, ASU associate professor of drama.

The box office is open from 2-6 p.m. weekdays in the Carr Education-Fine Arts Building. For reservations, call 942-2000.

For more information on the production and cast, contact Worley in the ASU Drama Department at 942-2146, ext. 241.