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URI Theatre to hold auditions for A Flea in Her Ear

Media Contact: Bonnie Bosworth, 401-874-5922

KINGSTON, R.I.--December 9, 2009---The University of Rhode Island Theatre Department announces upcoming audition dates for its upcoming production of A Flea in Her Ear, George Feydeau’s farce by David Ives.

The auditions are open to the public. Call URI Theatre at 401.874.5921 or register outside the theater office on the second floor of the Fine Arts Center, 105 Upper College Road, Kingston.

A Flea in Her Ear is one of the greatest of French farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written,” says Alan Hawkridge who will direct the play.

Raymonde Chandebise suspects her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. To find out if her suspicions are correct, 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. Meanwhile, Lucienne’s jealous Spanish husband shows up with pistols and Camille, Victor’s nephew, fails to warn everyone due to his ridiculous speech impediment.

Here are the scenario and requirements:

Required: Actors should prepare and memorize one 2-minute comedic monologue. Try to read the entire play prior to your audition. Copies of the script are available in the URI Theatre Office.
Auditions: Monday, Dec. 14 from 6 to 10 p.m., G Studio
Callbacks: Tuesday, Dec. 15 from 6 to 10 p.m. Be prepared to read sides from the script.
Rehearsals Begin: Jan. 11, 2010
Performances: Thursdays through Saturdays, Feb. 25-27 and March 4-6 at 7:30 p.m. and Feb. 28 and March 7 at 3 p.m