Archive: Noël Coward's Hay Fever
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February 15 – March 3, 2013
Preview on February 14
The Sara Belle and Neil November Theatre (formerly the Empire)
Marjorie Arenstein Stage
at Virginia Rep Center
Part of the Signature Season
Part of The Acts of Faith Theatre Festival
By Noël Coward
Directed by Steve Perigard
"Hay Fever is attacking theatergoers
with irrepressible laughter!"
"Hay Fever manages to take the most mundane situations and turn them into comedy gold."
John Porter, mondojohnny.blogspot.com
"The extremely talented ensemble cast take on each role with palpable enthusiasm."
This exhilarating comedy from Noël Coward has been recognized as one of the world’s most hilarious classics ever since it first dazzled London’s West End in 1925. How does “the other half” live, when “the other half” is a family of four celebrated bon vivants each of whom finds it impossible to share the spotlight? The eccentric Bliss family — including matriarch Judith (a “retired” actress), her husband David (a renowned author), and their two artistic, adult children — has decided to host a “weekend in the country” at their rural estate / artists’ retreat. The unsuspecting guests all become victims in the self-serving shenanigans of the four bohemians as they seek to out-trip each other in the light fantastic. Everything goes blissfully awry in this sparkling and stylish comedy of manners.
In addition to BB&T and our season sponsors, Noël Coward's Hay Fever is funded by Altria.