The Santa Maria Civic Theatre proudly celebrates its 53rd season with the classic comedy Blithe Spirit, the first play of the 2011-2012 season.  It is written by Noel Coward and directed by Alan H. Foster. Show dates are September 16, 17,*, 23, 24, 30, October 1, 7,& 8.  (*Please note a special Gala performance will be held on Saturday, September 17th.) All performances are at 8 p.m.  Please include play information and show-times in your community calendar.  Thank you.

Blithe Spirit

Written by: Noël Coward
Directed by: Alan Foster

Audition Dates: July 18 & 19
Show Dates: September 16, 17*, 23, 24, 30 October 1, 7, 8.
(*Please note a special GALA performance will be held on Saturday September 17th)

In this Noel Coward comedy classic, novelist Charles Condomine thinks he can get some useful material for his next book by inviting Madame Arcati, the local medium, to conduct a séance.  Charles gets more than he bargained for, however, when the eccentric Madame Arcati unwittingly conjures up his late wife Elvira, much to his present wife’s dismay.  Elvira begins plotting to get her husband to join her on the “other side,” but her cunning plan goes horribly (and hilariously) awry.

The Santa Maria Civic Theatre is celebrating its 53rd celebration season of presenting live stage productions to theatergoers on the Central Coast.  With comedies, dramas, and musicals, SMCT offers affordable and professional quality theatre to its audiences.  This intimate and comfortable theatre is located at 1660 N. McClelland Street in Santa Maria.   All tickets are $14.00 and show times are at 8 P.M. on Friday and Saturday evenings.  If you need information and/or reservations, call the anytime reservation number at 922-4442, or check our website at