TWU Drama presents 'A Flea in Her Ear' April 9-13, 2014
Performances will be at 8 p.m. Wednesday, April 9; 4 p.m. Thursday, April 10; 8 p.m. Friday, April 11; 2 p.m. and 8 p.m. Saturday, April 12; and 2 p.m. Sunday, April 13. All performances will take place in the Redbud Theater Complex, located on the north side of historic Hubbard Hall on TWU’s Denton campus. Tickets are $10 for adults and $5 for students and seniors. To reserve tickets or for more information, visit www.twu.edu/drama or call the TWU Box Office at (940) 898-2020.
In an effort to provide all members of our community with an opportunity to attend a theatrical performance, TWU Drama now offers a “pay what you can” option at the 2 p.m. Saturday performance. This option does not apply to tickets purchased online. Tickets must be purchased at the box office immediately prior to the scheduled performance and are offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
Known as the greatest French farce of its era, A Flea in Her Ear (adapted by David Ives) begins with a suspicious wife who — after receiving a mysterious pair of suspenders in the mail — assumes that her husband is having an affair. The wife confides in her best friend, and the women decide to trap the clueless husband by sending him a phony yet tempting invitation for an anonymous rendezvous at the notorious Frisky Puss Hotel. This poorly planned trap leads to a mad dash through Paris involving mistaken identities, drunken doppelgangers, indecipherable servants, crazed Castilians and an unpredictable revolving bed.
Steven Young, TWU assistant professor of drama, directs the production. The cast includes TWU graduate students Heather Alverson, Rene Sarradet and Kristi Smith. Undergraduate students in the cast are Gary Baily III, Kolby Campbell, Ryan Davila, Selena Flores, Brittany Fowler, Carlos Iruegas, Colton Jones, Seth Jones, Riley Payne, Jason Pollard and Matthew Woldt. TWU staff and students will share design responsibilities, with technical director Michael Stephens providing the lighting design and guest designer Jeff Franks designing the sets. Rhonda Gorman, TWU assistant professor of drama, is the costume designer. Students Brittany Fowler and Nikki Johnson designed the properties and sound, respectively. Elizabeth Blake is the stage manager, with Chelsea Taylor and Crystal Phariss as assistant stage managers.
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