A Flea in Her Ear
A FLEA IN HER EAR by Georges Feydeau, adapted by David Ives
April 5, 6, 7, 11, 12, 13, 14
The greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, a placid 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 Puss Hotel. Thinking the letter was intended for his coworker, the gigolo Tournel, Victor sends Tournel off to make the rendezvous in his place. And after that…Ives' adaptation maintains the original's dazzling plot while communicating Feydeau's playful use of language to an American audience.