The hauntingly funny comedy – “Blithe Spirit” – will be performed six times by the FACE Players at the Ron Diehl Center in Effingham.

Dates are March 15, 16, 17 and March 22, 23 and 24.

Theater-only shows will be March 15, 16 and 22. The doors will open at 7 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $15 for general admission and $7 for students through high school. Tickets may be reserved or purchased at the door.

Dinner Theater shows are scheduled for March 17, 23 and 24. Doors will open at 6 p.m. Dinner, which will be catered by Niemerg’s Steakhouse, will be served at 5:30 p.m. and the show will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tickets are $25 for adults and $17 for students.

The show is being directed by Les Liss. The cast includes Sara Brinker, Elizabeth Soltwedel, Jon Zerkel, Zac Skees, Veronica Schraer, Susan P-Tempel and Christine Fraser.

The comedy focuses on Charles Condomine, a socialite and novelist, who invites the eccentric medium and clairvoyant Madame Arcati into his house to conduct a séance, hoping to gather material for his next book.

The scheme backfires when he is haunted by the ghost of his annoying and temperamental first wife, Elvira, after the séance. Elvira makes continual attempts to disrupt Charles’s marriage to his second wife, Ruth, who cannot see or hear the ghost.

Things go from bad to worse as Madame Arcati is unable to de-materialize the ghost.

For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 217-342-2458 or email