‘Blithe Spirit’

You could say that all of our previous relationships haunt our current ones — a metaphor that playwright Noel Coward makes literal with his classic 1941 comedy. The title character is the late Elvira, who crashes a seance hosted by her former husband and his second wife. Elvira thinks her husband’s second marriage is a mistake (he may agree) and, with the astral assistance of a madcap medium (Sally Wingert), she does what she can to bust it up. (7:30 p.m. Fri., 1 & 7:30 p.m. Sat., 1 & 7 p.m. Sun., 7:30 p.m. Tue.-Thu. Ends Jan. 14. Guthrie Theater, 818 S. 2nd St., Mpls., $29-$77, 612-377-2224 or guthrietheater.org.)

Chris Hewitt