Long Beach Playhouse Presents “A Flea in Her Ear,” April 13

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Written in 1907, at the height of the Belle Époque or “Beautiful Era” which was a period in French history that is characterized by optimism, peace at home and in Europe, new technology and scientific discoveries. The arts flourished, and many masterpieces of literature, music, theater, and visual art gained recognition. Among them was Feydeau’s masterpiece of farce, A Flea in Her Ear.

When Yvonne’s husband, Victor, seems to lose interest in the carnal aspects of their relationship, her friend suggests that Victor might be finding satisfaction elsewhere. To test Victor’s fidelity, Yvonne’s friend convinces her to send a letter from an imaginary admirer suggesting a hotel assignation. When the letter falls into the wrong hands, it touches off a dizzying string of madcap mix-ups that will leave the audience breathless with laughter.

Directing with razor wit and a breakneck pace is Playhouse favorite, James Rice who directed last year’s critical and box office success, Sherlock Holmes. Playhouse artistic director Andrew Vonderchmitt says about the show, “Who doesn’t like good old fashioned mistaken identity, sex farce and hijinks?” .

SPECIAL EVENTS FOR THIS PLAY:

  • Pay what you can Thursday on April 11 – community can see this production for whatever they can afford
  • Two for One Preview Friday on April 12 – Tickets are $12.00
  • Opening Night Champagne Reception with cast on April 13 – Tickets are $27.00

Adults are $24.00, seniors $21.00, and Students $14.00.

Tickets are available at www.lbplayhouse.org, or by calling 562-494-1014, option 1.

Long Beach Playhouse is located at 5021 E. Anaheim St., Long Beach, CA, 90804, right across from the Long Beach Recreation golf course. The Playhouse is community-supported theatre with programs and events that cut across age, gender, ethnic, and cultural boundaries.

Performances are 8 p.m. Friday, and Saturday and 2 p.m. Sunday. The box office is open Wednesday-Saturday from 3:00-8:00 pm & Sundays from 1:00-2:00 pm on scheduled matinees only. For more information or to purchase tickets visit www.lbplayhouse.org or call 562-494-1014.

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