Community Theatre has always been one of my major hobbies. I am drawn to trying on the cloak of different characters – the wife who can’t get her head around a suitcase full of money her husband has “found”; the maid whose sister is returning from America as the fiancee of my employer’s son; the spinster who gets a proposal; the mother of the attractive debutante.
Here’s the publicity info, scattered with my pictures from the rehearsal process:
United Players proudly presents
by Noël Coward
directed by William B. Davis
September 2-25 at Jericho Arts Centre
Oh, the wit of Noël Coward! There’s no one like him! There is no playwright who captures the sophisticated elegance and archness of the era between the two world wars like him, and Hay Fever is the epitome of the Coward style. Inspired by a weekend Coward spent at the house of the actor Laurette Taylor, Hay Feveris a delicious comedy of (bad) manners about a family whose theatrical excesses torment a group of unsuspecting visitors.
In the conflict between Bohemian eccentricity and bourgeois repressive conventionality, Coward creates perhaps his greatest comedy, one that never fails to delight and entertain.
Want to know more? Check out the Spotlight on Hay Fever.
Hay Fever is directed by William B. Davis (Waste) with Stevie Jackson (Asst. Director). Sean Malmas (Set Design), Kate Carr (Costume Design), Mandi Lau (Lighting Design), David Kovac (sound design), Laura Polnik (properties), Kyla Gardiner (Technical Director), Tanya Hill (Stage Manager), and Meaghan Doupe (Asst. Stage Manager).
It stars Chris McBeath as “Judith,” with Meaghan Chenosky, Christopher Cook, Rebecca Husain, Jordon Navratil, Melissa Oei, Jack Rigg, Thomas Saunders, and Nina Shoroplova.
United Players’ Hay Fever runs at the Jericho Arts Centre (1675 Discovery) from Sept 2-25, Thursdays through Sundays, at 8 pm. Tickets are $16 – $20 and are available at the door.
Preview: Sept 1st, all tickets $10.
There will be a talk-back session after the show on September 8th.
Come check us out!