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Play: Blithe Spirit, CS Players

10/23/2014, 7:30 pm
US/Michigan
Description: 

Cedar Springs Community Players' fall production of "Blithe Spirit" opens in October. When socialite and novelist Charles Condomine decides that he needs background for a novel he's writing about the occult, he decides to entertain a medium in order to observe her in action. His current wife Ruth and another couple join in the venture, and it proves to be an unforgettable evening for Charles. Expecting to expose Madame Arcati as a fraud, he is profoundly shocked to discover that she does, indeed, have a way to speak with the dead. In fact, she goes so far as to actually bring someone back from the grave! Unfortunately for Charles, it turns out to be his first wife Elvira who no one else can either see or hear. Elvira, who was temperamental and annoying when she was alive, proceeds to stir up trouble for Charles and Ruth, who is exceedingly confused and fears for her husband's sanity. only when she sees a vase float to her in mid-air, does Ruth finally accept the fact Elvira really is haunting her home and that Charles has not lost his mind. The action continues as the harassed couple try to figure out what is to be done with the increasingly demanding and petulant Elvira. A surprise twist leads to an unexpected conclusion for the couple and will have you laughing all the way to the final curtain. After his London office and apartment had been destroyed in the Blitz,
British playwright Noel Coward wrote Blithe Spirit in 1941. In his autobiography, Coward claimed he wrote the play in five days. During World War II, before Russia and the U.S. joined forces with the Allies, Great Britain was suffering severe casualties and facing German bombing attacks at home. Coward felt that British audiences would want to view an escapist comedy such as Blithe Spirit. The play provoked a small outcry at the time of its first performances, as it was seen to be possibly making fun of death at the height of the war; however, such objections were quickly forgotten, and the play went on to set British box-office records. The subject was timely for many, because people who wished to contact their loved ones who had died in the war were turning to spiritualism. The play's run of 1,997 consecutive performances set a record for non-musical plays in London's West End that was not surpassed until 1957, by the play, "The Mousetrap."
Terri Riggle, Cedar Springs resident and one of the founders of the Community Players will be playing the zany Madame Arcati. Taking on the role of Charles is Cody Eldred, who also hails from Cedar Springs. Charlene Sommer from Cedar Springs will be playing Ruth. Cynthia Ranae of Cedar Springs and Connie WSelch of Sand Lake. They will be portraying Dr. and Mrs. Bradman. Shannon Rop of Rockford, rounds out the cast, playing Edith the maid. Blithe Spirit is being directed by Peter Huschilt, who hails from Grand Rapids.
Performances for Blithe Spirit are Oct. 23,24 and 25 at the Kent Theatre located in downtown Cedar Springs and begin at 7:30pm. Tickets can be purchased at the Cedar Springs Library, Main Street Restaurant, or by calling Jon at (616)263-9363. Tickets are $10 in advance or $12 at the door. Student tickets under age 18 are $8.

Admission: 

$10 Adults (Pre-Sale)
$12 at the door (Adults)
$8 Students (17 yrs. and Under)

Showtimes are: 7:30pm

Movie: Ghostbusters 30th anniversary

10/31/2014, 6:00 pm
US/Michigan
Description: 

Three unemployed parapsychology professors set up shop as a unique ghost removal service.

Admission: 

$3 per person

Showtimes are:
Friday: 6pm, 9pm
Saturday: 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
Sunday: 3pm, 6pm

Movie: Dolphin Tale 2

11/28/2014, 6:00 pm
US/Michigan
Description: 

The team of people who saved Winter's life reassemble in the wake of her surrogate mother's passing in order to find her a companion so she can remain at the Clearwater Marine Hospital.

Admission: 

$3 per person

Showtimes are:
Friday: 6pm, 9pm
Saturday: 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
Sunday: 3pm, 6pm

Movie: If I Stay

11/14/2014, 6:00 pm
US/Michigan
Description: 

Life changes in an instant for young Mia Hall after a car accident puts her in a coma. During an out-of-body experience, she must decide whether to wake up and live a life far different than she had imagined.

Admission: 

$3 per person

Showtimes are:
Friday: 6pm, 9pm
Saturday: 3pm, 6pm, 9pm
Sunday: 3pm, 6pm

Play: Way of the Wolf (Actors del Arte)

11/07/2014, 8:00 pm
US/Michigan
Description: 

Actors del Arte Ensemble of West Michigan Present:
"Way of The Wolf" on Fri. Nov. 7th (8pm) and Sat. Nov. 8th (2pm and 8pm) at the historic Kent Theatre.
This is a production the whole family can enjoy. A fantasy/adventure story. With plenty of action. Kings and Queens, Knights and Princesses, Fairies, Wizards, Unicors and Elves. if you are fans of Lord of The Rings or Nadia series, then this is your show.
Tickets at the door. Adults $10. Students $4. Seniors $8. For more information contact (616)874-5264.

Admission: 

Tickets at the door:
$10 (Adults)
$4 (Students)
$8 (Seniors)

Showtimes are:
Friday, November 7th at 8pm
Saturday, November 8th 2pm and 8pm

Announcement: Call for Volunteers

The Kent Theatre is operated entirely by volunteers. If you or your group would like to join the fun, and earn community service hours, we have multiple opportunities for you to help out.

We need volunteers to:
* Work the concessions stand
* Help with after event clean up
* Help with renovation

If you'd like to help out, please contact us at: events@kenttheatre.org



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