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University Theatre presents ‘Hay Fever’

April 15, 2015

The UW-River Falls University Theatre will present the delightfully infectious comedy, “Hay Fever,” written by Noel Coward, on April 23-25, April 30, and May 1-2, in the Blanche Davis Theatre in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building.

Aging stage star Judith Bliss, her novelist husband, David, and their two grown children, Simon and Sorel, have each, unbeknownst to each other, invited a house guest for the weekend. But as the guests begin to arrive, the Bliss family begins to indulge their artistic eccentricities in a hilarious whirlwind of flirtation and histrionics.

The cast, consisting entirely of UWRF students, includes Marie Sallman of Roseville, Minnesota, as Judith Bliss and Nic Ambroz of Waseca, Minnesota, as her husband, David Bliss. Rounding out the Bliss family are Tyler Saccoman of Hastings, Minnesota, and Lauren Morris of River Falls as their two children, Simon and Sorel.

Playing the role of the four house guests are Kendra Yarke of East Bethel, Minnesota, as Myra (the vampish opportunist); Gannon Judge of Hudson, Wisconsin, as Richard (the diplomat); Sophie Sieh of Hastings, as Jackie (the young “flapper”); and Brent Bundgaard of Osceola, Wisconsin, as Sandy (the boxer); with Vanessa Brooke Agnes of Forest Lake, Minnesota, as Judith’s former stage dresser turned housekeeper. The play is directed by theater Professor Jim Zimmerman.

Tickets are $12 for adults, $9 for seniors (60+) and $5 for UWRF students with a valid ID and children 12 and under. The box office in the Kleinpell Fine Arts building will be open from 1-5 p.m. on Monday through Friday for ticket purchase. On performance Thursdays and Fridays, the Box Office opens at 3 p.m., and at 6:30 p.m. on performance Saturdays. Tickets can be purchased in person or by phone at 715-425-3114. All performances begin at 7:30 p.m.
For more information, visit www.uwrf.edu/CSTA/TheatreArts/UniversityTheatre2013.cfm or call the box office.