Arts & Entertainment

Kamiakin High presents 'Blithe Spirit'

KENNEWICK, Wash. - A spooky seance, an eccentric spiritualist and a novelist who's fascinated by the occult make up the storyline for Blithe Spirit, which is Kamiakin High School's first play of its 2008-09 season.

Director Candy Olson describes the plot as an engaging tale where novelist Charles Condomine and his second wife Ruth invite a strange psychic into their country home who ends up conducting a seance that summons back the first Mrs. Condomine.

The spirit from beyond the grave doesn't seem to have lost any of her mischievousness by reminding Charles of their intimate time together.

Of course, only Charles can see or hear her so the current Mrs. Condomine thinks her husband is a bit looney. But when a vase floats across the room toward her, wife No. 2 decides Charles is not losing his mind.

But the impish frolicking of the dead wife isn't so innocent, as she has plans to lure Charles into his car and cause an accident so they can be together again in spookville.