If the Spirit Moves

Presented by Theatre Elision

Elision Playhouse

6105 42nd Avenue North, Crystal, MN

90 minutes

Past performances

Tuesday, September 24 7:30 pm
  • Post-show discussion
  • Post-show party
Wednesday, September 25 7:30 pm
  • Pay what you can night
Thursday, September 26 7:30 pm
Friday, September 27 7:30 pm
Saturday, September 28 7:30 pm
Sunday, September 29 2:30 pm
Musical New work

A disillusioned expat Dadaist artist returns after World War I. Needing to earn a living, she sets out to impersonate a spirit medium—only to discover that she is the real deal.  A shell-shocked war hero, a charity matron mourning her daughter, and a young war widow flock to the reluctant medium and are spontaneously healed. A wealthy male client falls in love with her. When her former love comes courting in the form of a directionless Dada poet, she must choose, not only between two men, but two radically different outlooks on life.  If the Spirit Moves is a tender tale of recovery and healing in which rich and poor, living and dead, transcend their differences through laughter, tears, and hope for a brighter tomorrow.