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Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” Opens UTC Theatre Co.’s New Season

Ellen Rich and Gage Goza are two of the UTC students on stage for the production of “Blithe Spirit.”
Ellen Rich and Gage Goza are two of the UTC students on stage for the production of “Blithe Spirit.”

Noël Coward’s described his play “Blithe Spirit” as “an improbable farce in three acts.”

The improbable opens the new season of UTC Theatre Co. here on our campus - premiering Tuesday, October 3rd in the Fine Arts Center.

Steve Ray, professor and associate head of the Department of Performing Arts, is artistic director of UTC Theatre Co. - and the director of “Blithe Spirit.”

Bronwyn McEwen, a sophomore at UTC, plays Madame Arcati.

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