Join the UTC Theatre Company as they present Hay Fever in the Dorothy Hackett Ward Theatre, UTC Fine Arts Center. The show will run November 15-19 at 7:30 P.M. with an additional 2 P.M. matinee on Saturday, November 19.
Noel Coward’s Hay Fever is a comedic masterpiece that has left audiences roaring since it was first produced in 1925. The farce revolves around the antics of celebrated actress Judith Bliss, her novelist husband David, and their two bohemian children, Simon and Sorel. Each of the Blisses invites a guest to join them at their family country home for the weekend without telling the others. What was meant to be a relaxing weekend away turns into a family feud that leaves the Bliss family guests fearing for their sanity.
Director Steve Ray says, “Hyper-creative people live by their own rules. That’s what makes them wonderful, but it’s also what can perplex the people around them. Coward is having fun with this by trapping four ‘normal’ people in a country cottage with the Blisses, a celebrated family of artists. In the mayhem that ensues, what emerges is a comedy of bad manners.”
Commenting on the deeper goals of author Noel Coward, Director Steve Ray adds, “The play exposes the games people play in relationships. Coward’s insight into this is hilarious. I think we will all recognize awkward and tender moments that we’ve all experienced, plus some embarrassing ones.”
Tickets can be purchased at the Fine Arts Center box office by phone at (423) 425-4269 or in person. They are also available to purchase online here. Tickets are $12 General Admission and $10 for students and seniors.