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Texas State stages new version of classic farce ‘A Flea in Her Ear’

A Flea In Her Ear
(Left to right) Emma Hearn, Matthew Drake Shrader, Julia Babin, Jack William Rodgers and Roberta Ahrens star in the Texas State production of “A Flea in Her Ear.” (Photo by Sara Mitschke)

By Ryan Thornton
University News Service
March 31, 2016

The Department of Theatre and Dance at Texas State University presents a new version of Georges Feydeau’s 1907 play A Flea in Her Ear by David Ives, April 5-10 in the Patti Strickel Harrison Theatre.

Performances will be at 7:30 p.m. April 5-9, with a matinee at 2 p.m. on April 10. Tickets are $15 for adults and $8 for students Tuesday-Thursday. Tickets are $18 for adults and $8 for students Friday-Sunday. Tickets may be purchased at txstatepresents.com.

Directed by Michael Costello, A Flea in Her Ear is a farcical French play set at the Hotel Coq d’Or in Paris at the turn of the 20th century. The plot concerns the jealousy and revenge scheme of Raymonde Chadebise, who suspects her husband Victor Emmanuel of having an affair.

Ives is an American playwright, screenwriter and novelist known for writing comic one-act plays.

For more information, call (512) 245-6500.