PULLMAN, Wash. — Washington State University Theatre actors are running at breakneck speeds around the stage of Jones Theatre rehearsing for WSU Theatre’s second show of the season, “A Flea in Her Ear.” This French farce about supposed infidelity and mistaken identity opens Nov. 7-9 and runs the following weekend Nov. 14-16. All performances are in Daggy Hall’s Jones Theatre with an 8 p.m. curtain time.
“A Flea in Her Ear,” written by Georges Feydeau, is directed by Terry Converse, WSU Theatre professor. Set in the pre-Viagra world of turn-of-the-century Paris, a husband who is not “performing” is suspected of infidelity. His jealous wife turns to her best friend to help her get proof of the affair. Together they devise a plot that misfires in true Feydeau fashion, with confused identities, revolving beds and a great many doors. The play is filled with hot-blooded lovers, cheating husbands and ladies of the night all twisted into a fantastic tale of misadventure in Paris’ most infamous no-tell hotel – the Pretty Pussy Inn.
“A Flea in Her Ear” stars Patrick Moss as Victor-Emanuel Chandel, Emily Squyer as his wife Yvonne, Ted Tremper as Don Homenides de Histangua, and Professor Emeritus Paul Wadleigh as Baptistan.
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 to 4 p.m., and 6 p.m. the night of the performances.