Blithe Spirit

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Blithe Spirit
Runs Mar 23Apr 23, 2023
Written by:Noël Coward
Directed by:Mark Anderson Phillips
Supported by:Producer Clint Moore and Producer Geri Weimers
Season supported by:Season Producers Nancy B. Coleman & Paul M. Resch

Why you should see Blithe Spirit

Because even though it was written in 1941, the jokes will still make you (and your kids) laugh today.
Because scenic designer Ron Gasparinetti creates the most beautiful period interiors. (Like in The Hollow.)
Because the play version is better than the movie version.
Because who doesn’t love a good séance?


Just like the mischievous ghost Elvira, Noël Coward’s 1941 comedy keeps coming back for a reason. The oft-revived Blithe Spirit, delightful as ever, takes up residence on the City Lights stage this spring. When novelist Charles invites the eccentric medium Madame Arcati over for a séance to help shake his writer’s block, she conjures up his late wife. And Elvira is happy to stir up a little trouble – especially when it comes to Charles’ current marriage.

Details and special events

Blithe Spirit previews March 23 and 24, and runs through April 23. (No shows on March 26 and April 9.) Showtimes are Thurs.-Sat., 8 p.m., Sundays at 2 p.m. Discounts are available for students, seniors (65+), educators, and groups, and for military personnel. (There is a $2 surcharge for phone and in-person buys.)

Bring a group of 10 or more and get 25% off the face value of each ticket! The discount is automatically applied when 10 or more tickets are in the cart. (Contact the box office if group members are paying separately.)

If you are feeling unwell or have any worrisome symptoms, please stay home, and don’t worry about your tickets. We’ll be happy to exchange them for another performance, free of charge. City Lights is a fully vaccinated company. Learn more about our Covid-19 protocols.

Special events:
Thursday, March 23, 8 p.m.: Pay What You Can Preview Night. (Call the box office at 408-295-4200 to name your own price.)
Friday, March 24, 8 p.m.: Preview Night.
Saturday, March 25, 8 p.m.: Opening Night.

Parking and other info:
View a parking map of downtown San Jose to see your options for street or lot parking. We are unfortunately unable to offer any designated patron parking for the theater.

The theater is wheelchair-accessible; book the ADA & Companion seats when buying tickets. If you need ADA parking in front of our glass doors, note that on your order during check-out, or email or call the box office (408-295-4200).

Due to the intimate size of our theater, we unfortunately are not able to seat late patrons. Thank you for your understanding.