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Hay Fever

Full-Length Play, Comedy  /  5f, 4m

"An evening of intoxicating escape." - The New York Times

"Light, luminous, and charming, and hilariously funny." - The New York Post

  • Cast Size
    Cast Size
    5f, 4m
  • Duration
    Duration
    105 Minutes
  • SubGenre
    Subgenre
    Farce
  • Audience
    Target Audience
    Adult, Senior
Licence details
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Summary
Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own. A housefull of drama waits to be ignited as misunderstandings and tempers flare. With Judith's new flame and David's newest literary 'inspiration' keeping company as the children follow suit, the Bliss family lives up to its name as the 'quiet weekend' comes to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of Feydeau.
Cast Attributes
  • Ensemble cast
  • Time Period 1920s
  • Features Period Costumes
  • Duration 105 Minutes
  • Cautions
    • Alcohol
    • Smoking

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"An evening of intoxicating escape." - The New York Times

"Light, luminous, and charming, and hilariously funny." - The New York Post

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Noël Coward

Noël Peirce Coward was born in 1899 and made his professional stage debut as Prince Mussel in The Goldfish at the age of 12, leading to many child actor appearances over the next few years. His breakthrough in playwriting was the controversial The Vortex (1924), which feature ...

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