PULLMAN, Wash. — Paul Wadleigh, Washington State University theater professor emeritus, has been making appearances on and off the stage around University Theatre for the past 40 years, and he is doing it again this fall in Georges Feydeau’s “A Flea in Her Ear,” opening Nov. 7-9 and running the following weekend Nov. 14-16.
Wadleigh made his mark on WSU Theatre when he started Pullman’s Summer Palace, a reparatory theatre group that performed plays and musicals throughout the summer on campus. Wadleigh also has a theater named after him in Daggy Hall, home to the WSU theater program.
Directed by Terry Converse, “A Flea in Her Ear” is about a simple marital misunderstanding that turns into a wild madcap chase through Paris’ most infamous no-tell hotel – the Pretty Pussy Inn. The show is filled with hot-blooded lovers, cheating husbands and ladies of the night all twisted into a fantastic tale of misadventure. Wadleigh plays the part of Baptistan, an alcoholic uncle who seems to get in the thick of things.
All shows are in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre and curtain time for every show is 8 p.m. The play is not recommended for children due to the sexual nature of the show.
Tickets for all shows are $8 for adults, $6 for senior citizens, and $4 for students, and can be purchased at the Daggy Hall Box Office, (509) 335-7236. The box office will be open the week of the show from 1:30-4 p.m., and 6 p.m. the night of the performances.