Sarah Carnahan, left, and Karen West rehearse a scene from Noël Coward’s, “Blithe Spirit.” Submitted photo

Vienna Woods Players plan to present Noël Coward’s “Blithe Spirit” Aug. 10-12 at Vienna Union Hall, 5 Vienna Mountain Road in Vienna.Tell us about your event.

Four show are set for 7 p.m. Thursday through Saturday and a 2 p.m. Saturday matinee.

Noël Coward, having been bombed out of his home and office in the London bombing raids of WWII, retired to the English seacoast where he wrote “Blithe Spirit” in five days. Writing a play that was “thoroughly heartless,” he sought to provide some comic relief from the wartime horrors of the time.

The players for this performance are (in order of appearance) Rocio Carey (Edith), Sarah Carnahan (Ruth), Tim Davis (Charles), Rosemary Baker (Mrs. Bradman), Don Petersen (Dr. Bradman), Karen West (Madame Arcati), and Allison Kuhns (Elvira). Supporting the actors are Dan Huettner, Chris Crocker, Brian Church and Cheryl Herr-Rains.

Tickets cost $15 and available at the door or can be reserved by emailing Tim Davis at

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