French farcical comedy opens this month at UA


University of Akron students Katie O'Connor as Lucienne Homenides De Histangua and Alex Funk as Don Carlos Homenides De Histangua in the upcoming production of "A Flea in Her Ear."

The University of Akron Theatre Program presents "A Flea in Her Ear" with seven performances in February and March at Sandefur Theatre in Guzzetta Hall, 139 Buchtel Ave., on campus.

Directed by UA Adjunct Professor and Equity actress Aubrey Caldwell, performances are Feb. 28, March 1-2, and March 7-9 at 8 p.m. and March 3 at 2 p.m.

Written in 1907 by Georges Feydeau, "A Flea in Her Ear" is a French farcical comedy with a whirlwind of lies, coincidences and mistaken identity. Set in Paris at the start of the 20th century, "A Flea in Her Ear" tells the story of Yvonne Chandel as she tries to expose her husband's supposed infidelity. To entrap her husband, Yvonne enlists the help of her friend Lucienne and unintentionally convinces Lucienne’s husband of his wife’s infidelity. As the web of lies grows larger, more couples and bystanders are pulled into the confusion, leading to a hilarious romp through a less-than-reputable inn and a confrontation at the Chandel household.

Tickets for "A Flea in Her Ear" are $12 for general admission; $10 for seniors and UA faculty, staff and alumni; and $6 for students. Discounts are available for groups of 10 or more. For more information, call 330-972-7895.

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