Theater at the Farm
Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit at Muscoot Farm––Nov 4-12
Beloved Muscoot Farm, the 19th century agricultural center and home to one of the area’s most popular farmer’s markets, has been busy developing its cultural programming. The former estate of Ferdinand T. Hopkins, developer of a widely sold seasick remedy, offers for the first time, live theater. Friends of Muscoot Farm presents Noel Coward’s Blithe Spirit, a supernatural comedy set in 1930s England. Originally performed in London at the West End, the play debuted in 1941 on Broadway at the Morosco Theatre.
The play is about an upper class couple, who, after a botched séance, are haunted by the ghost of the husband’s dead first wife. Blithe Spirit stars Westchester residents Mary Roberts, Max Goldberg, and Jean Garner, actors who trained at HM Acting in Pleasantville. The play is directed by Jess Erick, a member of the Axial Theater, Westchester Collaborative Theater, and Now or Never Productions.
Performance dates are Fridays and Saturdays, November 4 and 5 and November 11 and 12, 2016. Showtime is 8 p.m. Tickets are $20 and can be obtained at muscootfarm.org. Seating capacity is limited to 25 seats per performance.
The purpose of Muscoot farm is to preserve and interpret, for the public benefit, the agricultural, cultural, and natural heritage of a Westchester County Farm, circa 1880-1930.