Though it was first produced in 1941, Noel Cowards charmingly silly Blithe Spirit remains one of the playwrights most popular works. He wrote it when he thought his British brethren could use an uplifting night of theater. At the center of the story is Charles, a novelist who wants to write about the occult. So he brings home one Madame Arcati to hold a séance. When the kooky Arcati unknowingly conjures Elvira, Charless dead wife, things get pretty dicey. Seems Elvira doesnt much care for Ruth, Charless new wife. Lots of ghostly troubles ensue when Ruth and Elvira face off. Previews run through June 8; opening night is June 9. 7:30 p.m. Thursdays, 8 p.m. Fridays and Saturdays, 3 p.m. Sundays. Through July 3. Main Street Theater, 4617 Montrose. For information, call 713-524-6706 or visit www.mainstreettheater.com. $16 to $30.
Fridays-Sundays. Starts: June 4. Continues through July 3, 2011