In Hay Fever, we end the season with a classic comedy by Noël Coward. The Bliss family is fittingly named for its bohemian-seeming ways. Semi-retired actress Judith applies her stage talents to rural life. Her husband David writes novels. Their adult children, Simon and Sorel, dabble in art and poetry. Each has secretly invited an unsuspecting guest to their country home for the weekend. Let the games begin!
Coward’s play premiered in 1925, and it recalls the celebratory mid-1920s with a comical nod to theatre in its content. We get to explore the playwright’s well-known style of witty dialogue along with the play’s parallels to our own time, especially as we shift beyond the isolation and fear of pandemic.
“Hay Fever” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com
Performance Dates & Times:
- Friday May 20, 7:30pm
- Saturday May 21, 7:30pm
- Friday May 27, 7:30pm
- Saturday May 28, 7:30pm
- Sunday May 29, 2:00pm
- Friday June 3, 7:30pm
- Saturday June 4, 7:30pm
*Free UO Student Tickets at the door only (subject to availability). Please bring your UO ID to the box office 1 hour prior to show time of your chosen date.