Date(s): 11/13/2013 Date(s): 11/14/2013 Date(s): 11/15/2013 Date(s): 11/16/2013
Colorado Mesa University, Moss Performing Arts Center, Robinson Theater
Noel Coward’s comic play, written in 1924, may be best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners. As a kind of Jazz Age soap opera featuring flamboyancy, extremes and sharp wit, it provides a glimpse into the rapidly changing climate of the 1920s and 30s. In Hay Fever, we visit the English countryside and meet the bohemian Bliss family, with their outlandish amorous adventures. When they each invite a guest to stay for the weekend, hilarity ensues as they continually demonstrate their eccentric behavior until driving their guests to sneak away.