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AHS presents David Ives’ version of the famous farce A FLEA IN HER EAR May 3-14

Thursday, April 13th, 2017 by Betsy Bishop

Group SHOT FLEAKyle Storie and Jonathan Connolly in FLEA Tessa and Zoe in FLEA Ashland High School Theatre proudly presents A FLEA IN HER EAR, the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written!  Directed by Liisa Ivary, (Leading Ladies; Lend Me a Tenor) AHS will present nine shows from May 3-14 at the Mountain Avenue Theatre, 201 South Mountain Avenue in Ashland, OR. Evening shows will be Thursday-Saturday May 4, 5 and 6 @ 7:30 p.m. Thursday and Friday May 11 & 12 at 7:30 p.m. Saturday, May 13 earlier show @ 7 p.m. (prom night) The two Sunday matinees on May 7 and 14 will be at 2 p.m. One $7. for all  ages preview on Wednesday, May 3 at 7:30 p.m. A FLEA IN HER EAR is a wild and speedy romp! Raymonde suspects that her husband, Victor, an easy-going and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. To find out, she and her friend Lucienne write him an anonymous love letter suggesting a rendezvous at the shady Frisky Kitty Hotel. Thinking the letter was intended for his co-worker, the gigolo Tournel, Victor sends Tournel off to make the rendezvous in his place. Lucienne's jealous Spanish husband, meanwhile, finds the letter, recognizes his wife's handwriting and takes his pistols to the Frisky Kitty, hoping to catch her in the act. The comedy spins even faster as all the parties return to the Chandebise home utterly confused about what actually happened and who was who at the Frisky Kitty.  All the threads of the multiple mix-ups are sorted out as Victor and Raymonde recognize their own folly to great comic effect! Liisa Ivary directs a cast and crew of 40. Principal roles include Victor Chandebise (Jonathan Connolly); Raymonde (Tessa Buckley); Camille(Nicky Clary) Lucienne (Zoe Lishinsky) Histangua (Kyle Storie) and Tournel (Isaiah Brown).  The other featured roles will be played by Ari Albertson; Julia Laurensen; Michael Burt; Dylan Kistler; Sienna Ross; Sierra Milburn; Avram Rosewood ;Henry Alexander ;McKenzie Baratta, Ava Hearn, and Eliza Strong. Assisting Director Ivary on the creative team will be B Reeves, the costume designer, and Doug Ham, the set designer. Jesse Purkerson is the technical director with Andy Palstring as the master carpenter.  Bart Grady is the lighting designer and Jaclyn Miller is the choreographer. Virginia Hudson is the wig designer. U. Jonathan Toppo is the fight coordinator. Stage Manager, Kacey Ottenbacher, is assisted by Starlie Bertrand and Beth London. 23 students in the tech class will run the show backstage.   Tickets are now on sale online at www.showtix4u.com or call +1 866 967 8167 and in downtown Ashland at Paddington Station, Tree House Books and Music Coop. Reserved $15; General $10; Students under 18/Seniors over 65: $7. Reserved tickets are only sold online. Nine shows play Thurs-Saturday May 4, 5 & 6 @ 7:30 p.m. and Thurs. & Friday May 11 & 12 @ 7:30 p.m.  Early “Prom Night” show on Sat. May13 @ 7 p.m. Sunday Matinees will be May 7 & 14 at 2 p.m.  A $7. for all Preview show will be Wed. May 3 at 7:30 p.m. For information group sales call 541-482-8771.

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