MONDAY, OCTOBER 17th | 7pm
HAY FEVER by Noël Coward
$15 in advance or $20 at the door
Reservations: (262) 968-4110
About Hay Fever
Hailed as one of Noël Coward's comic masterpieces, Hay Fever - written in three days after Coward and his best pals Alfred Lunt and Lynn Fontanne spent a weekend with the infamous stage legend Laurette Taylor and her husband, the equally infamous playwright J. Hartley Manners - was one of Coward's first successful plays and is still staged often around the world. Hay Fever is set in the English country house of the eccentric Bliss family: Judith, a retired stage actress; David, an egotistical novelist; and their two unequivocally unique children Simon and Sorel. Each family member, unbeknownst to the others, has invited a guest for the weekend. Chaos ensues as the guests arrive, take in the unconventional ways of their hosts, and plan their escape.
About Play Readings at Ten Chimneys
Mentoring the next generation of artists was a role the Lunts valued and continues to be a cornerstone of the programs Ten Chimneys Foundation nurtures, including our longstanding collaboration with Milwaukee Repertory Theater's Emerging Professional Residency as we present Play Readings at Ten Chimneys. We invite guests to join us in our beautiful Lunt-Fontanne Program Center as these contemporary protégés offer book-in-hand readings of the celebrated plays from the Lunts' era.