‘Hay Fever’ provides glimpse of life in in ‘20s and ‘30s

Judith Bliss (Rachel Boyce), center, comforts her daughter Sorel (Hannah Fisher) and son Simon (Ethan Knowles) during a scene in Colorado Mesa University’s production of Noël Coward’s “Hay Fever.” The comedy runs Nov. 13–16 at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center.

A glimpse of the rapidly changing mood of the 1920s and 1930s will come to life during Colorado Mesa University’s production of Noël Coward’s comic play “Hay Fever.”

Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Wednesday through Saturday, Nov. 13–16, at Robinson Theatre in the Moss Performing Arts Center, 1231 N. 12th St.

The play was written in 1924, and “may be best described as a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners,” a news release said.

“As a kind of Jazz Age soap opera featuring flamboyancy, extremes and sharp wit, it provides a glimpse into the rapidly changing climate of the 1920s and 30s.”

The setting is the English countryside and follows the “bohemian Bliss family,” the news release said.

“When they each invite a guest to stay for the weekend, hilarity ensues as they continually demonstrate their eccentric behavior until driving their guests to sneak away,” the release said.

Tickets cost $20 for adults, $15 for seniors and $6 for students and are available by calling the box office at 248-1604 or online at coloradomesa.edu/mosstickets.


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