By Noël Coward
Directed by Ken Michels
July 15-31 | 7pm Thu.-Sat., 3pm Sun.
SOREL BLISS | Sadie Grace Gingold
SIMON BLISS | Seamus C. Smith
JUDITH BLISS | Molly Hall
DAVID BLISS | Jason Gingold
SANDY TYRELL | Christopher Clark
MYRA ARUNDEL | Colleen Gillon
RICHARD GREATHAM | Christopher Puckett
JACKIE CORYTON | Karin Terry
CLARA | Cindy Giese French
Stage Manager | Maddy Garfunkel
Assistant Stage Manager | Charlie Gingold
Intimacy Director | Alyssa Kay
Light/Sound Designer | Erik Lawrence
Light/Sound Operator | Tammy Byergo
Costume Designer | Dawn Janow
Dialect Coach | Marianna de Fazio
Lead Producer | Tom Challinor
Producer | Matt Eldridge
Scenic Designer | Ken Michels
Dramaturg | Kelly Flynt
Graphic Designer | Madison Schneider
Production Manager | Molly Hall
The running time is approximately 2 hours 15 minutes, including two short intermissions.
In keeping with inD Theatre's Covid-19 Guidelines, the Co-Directors have determined that upon arrival at the performance venue, all audience members must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination valid from no less than two weeks prior to their reservation date. Audience members must also remain masked at all times while indoors at the venue.
‘EXCRUCIATINGLY FUNNY’ - Sunday Telegraph
"An evening of intoxicating escape." - The New York Times
"Light, luminous, and charming, and hilariously funny." - New York Post
Synopsis: The ”divinely mad” Blisses are everything a respectable family ought not to be: unconventional, uncensored, and unapologetic. Judith, once-luminous star of the London stage, David, her novelist husband, and their adult children Sorel and Simon are enjoying their summer home in the English countryside. Life for this bohemian family is filled with theatrics, where reality easily slides into fiction. Unbeknownst to one another, they have each invited a potential romantic interest to join them for the weekend. Secret seductions and scandalous revelations ensue as their guests try to fit into the whirlwind of this highly imaginative household. As the Blisses’ behavior becomes increasingly outrageous, their guests must decide whether to bask in the exhilarating vitality of their hosts or escape the madness.
Background: Noël Coward’s works have a style all their own, with quick witty, dialogue, clever construction, glittering characters, and a slight cynicism. All are undeniably entertaining. Based on the weekend parties of one of his acquaintances, Coward penned Hay Fever in three days in 1924. The play debuted at the Ambassador Theatre in London in 1925 to tremendous success. Coward directed a revival of the work in 1933 and another at the National Theatre in 1964, the first time the theatre had revived a work by a living playwright. After Coward’s death, Laurence Olivier recalled: “We remember [Coward’s] talents, the masterliness and the variety of them, his originality, his inventiveness, the protean range of his gifts…he was the most complete master of the stage.” Showcasing Coward’s genius in full force, Hay Fever is a infectious comedy that continues to delight. - University of Michigan, School of Music, Theatre & Dance
“Hay Fever” is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc. www.concordtheatricals.com.
--- RESTRICTIONS ---
Upon arrival at the performance venue, all audience members must show proof of Covid-19 vaccination valid from no less than two weeks prior to their reservation date, as well as valid ID.* Audience members must also remain masked at all times while indoors at the venue. Outdoor bar service is available before each performance and during intermission.
PROOF OF VACCINATION
A patron vaccinated against COVID-19 by a two-dose mRNA vaccine (such as Moderna and Pfizer), or a single dose vaccine (such as Johnson & Johnson), is considered “fully vaccinated” two weeks after the final dose of vaccine (the second dose for a two-dose regimen, or the single dose for a single-dose regimen). Documentation of vaccination status must be shown with valid ID* upon entry to the venue and available upon request at any time.
The following are acceptable as proof of full vaccination:
Vaccination card (which includes name of person vaccinated, type of vaccine provided and date last dose administered) OR
a photo of a vaccination card as a separate document OR
a photo of the attendee’s vaccine card stored on a phone or electronic device OR
documentation of vaccination from a healthcare provider electronic health record or state Immunization Information System record.
Matching photo ID* required at the door
Self-reported vaccination records that are not verified by a health care provider cannot be accepted.
Masks are required for all patrons, in all sections, except when outdoors. Wear face coverings that offer two or more layers of tightly woven fabric such as cotton and cotton blends that are breathable and provide a snug fit without gaps.
The face covering must fit over your nose and mouth. The highest quality masks, in order, are:
Certified N95, KN95, or KF94 masks. These are disposable, not available in children's sizes, and more expensive.
Surgical masks that have been tested to meet a national standard (ASTM 2/3). These are also disposable.
Cloth masks that have a double layer. These can be washed and re-used.
* In addition to providing proof of vaccination, guests 18 or older must present a government-issued photo ID, such as a driver’s license or passport. Guests younger than 18 may present a government-issued photo ID or a school photo ID as an alternative. Guests younger than 18 who do not have either a government-issued ID or school photo ID can only attend performances in the company of an adult who provides the required ID and vaccine documentation for themselves and can also provide documentation for the minor's vaccination verification.