May 6, 2014
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Amanda Ferguson, Artistic Director, 541-409-2522
Cottage Theatre announces auditions for A Flea in Her Ear
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for A Flea in Her Ear on Sunday, June 1 at 2:00 pm and Monday, June 2 at 6:30 pm. The play, a classic French farce by Georges Feydeau, is presented in a new translation by David Ives. Auditions will be held in the Rehearsal Hall at the theatre, located at 700 Village Drive in Cottage Grove.
This masterpiece of French farce is one of the funniest plays ever written. Madame Chandebise is worried that her husband Victor is secretly having an affair. To find out, she and her friend Lucienne plan a trap, sending an anonymous love letter suggesting a rendezvous at the shady Frisky Puss Hotel. Victor, believing the letter was intended for his colleaugue Romain Tournel, sends Tournel to the hotel in his place. Meanwhile, Lucienne's jealous Spanish husband finds the letter, recognizes his wife's handwriting, and takes his pistols to the Frisky Puss, hoping to catch her in the act. The plot is complicated by confused identities, revolving beds, a great many doors and the fact that the hotel porter, Poche, is the exact double of Victor Chandebise.
A cast of 14 (9 men and 5 women) is needed for this production. A Flea in Her Ear will run for 10 performances from August 8 - 24, 2014. Alan Beck is the director.
These auditions are open to any interested actors and no appointment is necessary. The auditions will consist of readings from the script. For more information, please contact Cottage Theatre at (541)942-8001 or visit www.cottagetheatre.org.