Comedy "Hay Fever"

Hay Fever Poster

Nov. 14, 2013             

BLOOMINGTON, Ill.— The Illinois Wesleyan School of Theatre Arts will present the classic comedy, “Hay Fever,” written by Noel Coward. Performances will take place at 8 p.m. from Tuesday, November 19 to Saturday, November 23 and at 2 p.m. on Sunday, November 24 at McPherson Theatre (2 Ames Plaza East, Bloomington).

To purchase tickets, contact the McPherson Box Office at (309) 556-3232. Box Office hours are 12:30 p.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. General admission tickets are $10.00 for Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday shows and $12.00 for Friday and Saturday shows. The Wednesday show will be free admission, by first calling the Box Office.

“Hay Fever” is a play centered on the lives of David and Judith Bliss and the chaos that ensues when their children invite guests over to stay at their home. What was once meant to be a quiet, peaceful weekend turns into a weekend full of misunderstandings, arguments and drama, all with a comic twist.

The production will be directed by Professor of Theatre Arts Nancy Loitz, with Adam Walleser as assistant director.

Cast members will include: Kate Fitzgerald (Judith Bliss), Ian Scarlato (David Bliss), Abby Dryden (Sorel Bliss), Will Henke (Simon Bliss), Alexa Eldridge (Clara), Jenna Haimes (Myra Arundel), Priscilla Moy (Jackie Coryton/Understudy-Myra), Forrest Loeffler (Richard Greatham) Joey Chu (Sandy Tyrell) and Debra Madans (Understudy-Jackie).

For additional information, contact the McPherson Box Office at (309) 556-3232 or visit the School of Theatre Arts website at

Contact: Danielle Kamp ‘15 (309) 556-3181,