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'Blithe Spirit' final shows

 Above, the ghost Elvira, played by Krista Strutz, haunts Charles played by Daniel Mayes, even though his wife Ruth played by Joan Benney can’t see the spirit. - Contributed photo/ John Sinclair
Above, the ghost Elvira, played by Krista Strutz, haunts Charles played by Daniel Mayes, even though his wife Ruth played by Joan Benney can’t see the spirit.
— image credit: Contributed photo/ John Sinclair

Island Stage Left presents “Blithe Spirit,” for its final shows at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Friday and Saturday, and 4 p.m. Sunday, at San Juan County Fairgrounds.

The play is set in an upperclass English home during the 1930s, prior to the outbreak of World War II. Charles, a novelist, invites Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium, to his house to conduct a seance, hoping to gather material for his next book. This scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, who disrupts Charles’ marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

For more info, visit www.islandstageleft.org.

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