Play to be staged at Murray State
Posted: Friday, November 13, 2009 10:29 am
The Messenger 11.13.09
The Department of Theatre at Murray (Ky.) State University will present the play “A Flea in Her Ear” Thursday through Nov. 22 at the Robert E. Johnson Theatre on the MSU campus.
The classic farce was written by Georges Feydeau and translated from the original French by John Mortimer.
In the play, the highly-respectable world of Victor Emmanuel Chandebise is turned upside-down when his easily flustered wife, Raymonde, suspects him of infidelity and concocts a plot to catch him “in the act.” Set in motion by a heavily-perfumed letter, the scene shifts to the colorful Hotel Coq d’Or, where nothing is what it seems to be … least of all the hall porter, Poche, who is the spitting image of Victor Emmanuel. Raymonde’s plot backfires and spirals out of control as mistaken identities, two jealous husbands, a severe speech impediment and a revolving bed add to the chaos.
According to Angi Hanan, the show’s director, “This could be one of the best plays ever written. The script is so well crafted and the plot so deliciously layered. It is a real joy ride for the audience to see it all unravel.”
Reservations for the show are encouraged. Ticket information is available by calling the Department of Theatre and Dance at (270) 809-4421. Show dates and times are Thursday through Nov. 21 at 7:30 p.m. and Nov. 22 at 2:30 p.m. All shows are in the Johnson Theatre.