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Derek Sklenar as Charles and Alison Tyler as Ruth in UW-Green Bay theatre’s November production of Blithe Spirit

Derek Sklenar as Charles and Alison Tyler as Ruth in UW-Green Bay theatre’s November production of Blithe Spirit

GREEN BAY – The University of Wisconsin-Green Bay theatre program will present Noel Coward’s comic play “Blithe Spirit,” later this month in the University Theatre.

Guest Director Gail Childs Daly leads a student cast in this escapist comedy that Coward wrote during the grim days of World War II, when England was under siege from Nazi aircraft. The play borrows its title from “To a Skylark,” a poem by Percy Bysshe Shelley.

It’s a simple plot that leads to farce. Hoping to gather grist for his next book, novelist Charles Condomine invites Madame Arcati, an eccentric medium, to a dinner party in his home.

Humor erupts when a séance conducted by Madame Arcati unleashes the ghost of Elvira, Charles’s temperamental first wife. Elvira is determined to disrupt her husband’s marriage to his priggish new wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the mercurial spirit.

“Blithe Spirit” features seven student actors and a crew of UW-Green Bay students and faculty members.

Performances at UW-Green Bay’s University Theatre in the Theatre Hall Building are scheduled for Nov. 13-14 and 19-21. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.

Tickets are $15 for adults, $12 for students and senior citizens. Order online at www.uwgb.edu/tickets or call (920) 465-2217 or (800) 328-8587.

Cast

Name Year Major/Minor High School Role
Jessica Breest Senior Theatre Major – Musical Emphasis/Arts Management West Bend West Mrs. Bradman
Zach McLain Senior Theatre Performance/Humanistic Studies Florence High School Dr. Bradman
Katie Pugh Senior Theatre with emphasis in music/Humanistic Studies Antigo High School Madame Arcati
Derek Sklenar Senior Theatre Performance/Arts Management Prairie du Chien High School Charles
Alison Tyler Junior Theatre Performance/Women’s Studies Stoughton High School Ruth
Alyssa Falvey Sophomore Theatre Performance/French Waukesha North High School Edith
Meg Tresedder Senior Theatre Performance/Arts Management D.C. Everest Senior High School (Weston) Elvira

Student Crew Members

Name Year Major/Minor High School Crew Position
Erin Torkelson Senior Theatre/Graphic and Arts Management Hortonville High School Stage Manager
Joseph Bauer Senior Design/Technical Theatre and Graphic Communication Roncalli High School (Manitowoc) Props Designer
Brittni Werner Junior Theatre with Graphic Design, Human Development Edgar High School Sound Designer
Brooke Uhl Junior Theatre Studies and History/Business Administration Coleman High School Assistant Stage Manager
Derek Sklenar as Charles and Alison Tyler as Ruth

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Meg Tresedder as Elvira

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Alison Tyler as Ruth, Meg Tresedder as Elvira and Derek Sklenar as Charles

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Meg Tresedder as Elvira and Derek Sklenar as Charles

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