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“Blithe Spirit” at USC

One of the last century’s most beloved and frequently performed plays, Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” takes comedy to otherworldly heights, November 13-15 & 18-21 at USC’s Drayton Hall Theatre. Popular writer Charles Condomine invites the town psychic to his home just so he can cynically study her techniques for his new book. He gets more than he bargained for, however, when her seance summons his deceased wife, Elvira. Thrilled to be freed from the spiritual realm, Elvira begins a campaign to retake possession of her widower, in spite of the protests of his current wife. Charles finds himself caught up in a romantic rivalry between heaven and earth that has him stuck squarely in the middle…in hell.