At once chaotic, ridiculous, and hilarious, Noel Coward’s classic comedy Hay Fever will light up the Long Beach Playhouse’s stage November 7 through December 5, the theater announced today.
Long Beach Playhouse veteran James Rice will direct the performance, having proven himself on the Mainstage with productions A Flea in Her Ear and The Final Adventure of Sherlock Holmes, among others.
"James Rice has proven time and time again he knows how to handle quick wit and fast-paced scene work, like we will see in Hay Fever," said Andrew Vonderschmitt, executive and producing artistic director of the Long Beach Playhouse in a statement. "Our audiences love a wacky comedy, which this cast and crew will deliver."
With a cast full of Playhouse veterans as well as some new faces, the play is sure to delight and entertain theater patrons. Vets include Stephen Alan Carver, Sarah Green, Lee Samuel Tanng, Dean Figone, Eva Dailey, and Tiffany Toner. Those making their debut include Anissa Leeanna Loer, Susie McCarthy, and Bryan Brophy.
Special events include a pay-what-you-can performance on Thursday, November 5, where the community can see the production for “whatever they can afford,” according to a release, a Two for One preview Friday, November 6 ($10 tickets), and an Opening Night Champagne Reception with the cast on Saturday, November 6 (tickets are $27).
The Playhouse is also instituting new pricing for Friday nights, with pricing for adults at $20, seniors at $18 and students at $14.
Performances are 8:00PM Friday and Saturday and 2:00PM Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday through Saturday from 3:00PM to 8:00PM and Sundays from 1:00PM to 2:00PM on scheduled matinees.
Tickets are available here and at 562.494.1014 (option 1).
Images courtesy of the Long Beach Playhouse.
The Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 East Anaheim Street, Long Beach, CA, 90804.