ABOUT THE CLASSICAL LAB
The Take Wing And Soar Classical Lab Reading Series was inaugurated in our 2004 Season. It was designed specifically to serve all of our constituencies; with special attention and emphasis on providing center stage opportunities showcasing the talent of classically trained actors of color.
Last year this special project served approximately 45 actors and we are proud to bring you another wonderful performance.
Monday, October 10, 2011
Written by Noel Coward
Directed by Dawn Scibilia
The Poet's Den Theater
309 East 108th Street | East Harlem
DAWN SCIBILIA Multiple award-winning filmmaker Dawn Scibilia was born and raised in Brooklyn, New York and is a graduate of New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts. Her debut documentary, “Home” won critical acclaim and earned an Emmy Award ...
ABOUT THE SHOW | Noel Coward’s plays epitomize the sophisticated wit of the era between the two world wars, and Hay Fever, a comedy of manners about a family whose theatrical excesses torment a group of unsuspecting visitors, epitomizes the Coward play. Inspired by a weekend he spent at the house of the actor Laurette Taylor, Coward wrote the play in just three days.
A luminous and entertaining comedy, Hay Fever introduces you to the Bliss family: a retired actress mother, a novelist father, and two children for whom all the world, literally, is a stage. Their outrageous antics alternately infuriate and astound their hapless weekend guests, all of whom have been individually
invited up for a weekend tete-a-tete. Rousing fights, surprise
engagements, and fevered declarations of love drive the poor
guests from the house, leaving the family happily bickering and
playing amongst themselves as this stylish comedy bounces
to its inevitable and intoxicating end.
ADMISSION: Free and Open to The Public
Limited Seating | RSVP Strongly Suggested