A Flea in Her Ear – Summer 2024

The Pittsburgh Savoyards open their 87th season with Georges Feydeau’s A Flea in Her Ear (La Puce à l’oreille), in English. Performances will be held July 12-14, 19-21 and 26-27, 2024 at the Margaret Partee Performing Arts Center in Pittsburgh Savoyards headquarters (directions and parking). Online livestreams of select performances will also be available.

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Performance dates and times are as follows:

  • Friday, July 12 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 13 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 14 at 2:30 pm
  • Friday, July 19 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 20 at 7:30 pm
  • Sunday, July 21 at 2:30 pm
  • Friday, July 26 at 7:30 pm
  • Saturday, July 27 at 7:30 pm

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Georges Feydeau’s 1907 play, A Flea in Her Ear, is a quintessential French farce centered around misunderstandings, mistaken identities, and comedic chaos. The plot revolves around Raymonde Chandebise, a gossiping wife who suspects her husband, Victor Emmanuel, of infidelity. To test his loyalty, she concocts a scheme involving a fake love letter, inviting him to a rendezvous at a dubious hotel. This plan sets off a whirlwind of confusion involving an array of characters, including Victor Emmanuel’s doppelgänger, a jealous Spaniard, and a series of comedic mishaps. The play’s intricate timing, witty dialogue, and absurd situations ultimately resolve in a humorous yet satisfying conclusion where misunderstandings are cleared and relationships are mended.

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Director – Robert Hockenberry

RolePerformer
Victor-Emmanuel Chandebise/Poche
Raymonde Chandebise
Camille Chandebise
Antoinette Plucheux
Etienne Plucheux
Dr. Finache
Phillipe Tournel
Don Carlos Homenidès de Histangua
Lucienne Homenidès de Histangua
Augustin Ferraillon
Olympe Ferraillon
Marguerite
Batistin
Verrucktmann