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True Love Is Eternal… For Better and for Worse

The smash comedy hit in London and New York, Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit continues to entertain audiences at Nantucket’s White Heron Theatre.

The plot follows fussy, cantankerous novelist Charles, who has remarried but finds himself haunted (literally) by the ghost of his late first wife, Elvira. Clever, insistent, and well-aware of Charles’ shortcomings, Elvira is called up by a visiting “happy medium,” the eccentric, flighty Madame Arcati. As personalities clash, Charles’ current wife, Ruth, is accidentally killed. She “passes over” and joins Elvira, allowing two “blithe spirits” to haunt the hapless Charles into perpetuity.

Blithe Spirit continues through July 27, with a 7:30 pm curtain time Monday- Thursday and a 4 pm Sunday matinee: tickets at

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