Hay Fever , the 1924 comedy-of-manners, will be performed by American University’s Department of Performing Arts at 8 p.m., Thursday, February 12, through Saturday, February 14, at the university’s Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre. A matinee performance will be held at 2 p.m., Saturday, February 14.
The unconventional Bliss family goes to the country for the weekend, each inviting a guest. The self-absorbed and outlandish behavior of each family member drives the guests to flee, unbeknownst to their quarrelling hosts.
“Noël Coward's Hay Fever is a hilarious comedy about an eccentric family,” said director Carl Menninger. “We have taken this very British, period-style piece and focused our production for American audiences. As a result, the show walks the fine line between farce and a comedy-of-manners.”
VENUE & TICKET INFORMATION
Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre: The 300-seat theatre, which opened in spring 2003, includes a stage, orchestra pit, dressing rooms, improved lighting, acoustics, scene and costume design shops, and great visibility from every seat.
Tickets : $15 general admission; $10 AU community and seniors; $5 students. Tickets for AU’s Performing Arts events at the Harold and Sylvia Greenberg Theatre are available online.
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