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July 7 @ 2:00 pm - August 30 @ 10:00 pm

Santa Cruz Shakespeare: A Flea in Her Ear

Audrey Stanley Grove in DeLaveaga Park
501 Upper Park Rd
Santa Cruz, CA 95065 United States

July 7, 2020 - August 30, 2020
Starts at 2:00 pm and ends at 10:00 pm

All of our 2020 plays center around someone (or someones) who are shipwrecked, sometimes physically, sometimes emotionally, and sometimes in both ways. These stories ask questions about how we find our way past disaster, impotence, and emotional stagnancy to find fertile ground in renewed joy, love, and hope. Kicking us off, the first show of the season will once again be our non-Shakespeare offering. On the heels of recent farcical successes like The 39 Steps, and Pride and Prejudice, we are so excited to be presenting a play written by the greatest French farceur of all time, Georges Feydeau. Widely acknowledged to be his masterpiece farce, the play is… A Flea in Her Ear, a new version of Georges Feydeau’s Farce by David Ives. A moment of sexual impotence kicks off a series of misunderstandings and machinations that lead every character in the play to the Frisky Puss Hotel where hilarity ensues. A Flea in Her Ear gets a contemporary updating by David Ives in this translation, who our audiences will know as the playwright of The Liar and Venus in Fur. A Flea in Her Ear a new version of Georges Feydeau’s Farce by David Ives will be directed by Melissa Rain Anderson who is new to SCS. Santa Cruz Shakespeare is a nationally recognized theatre company that matches unparalleled professional performances with unparalleled outdoor beauty in the heart of Santa Cruz. Guests to Santa Cruz Shakespeare are welcome to come early to the show, pack a picnic, bring wine, beer, and take in the scenery. Santa Cruz Shakespeare is the only outdoor theatre company with sweeping views of the Monterey Bay. Inspired by Shakespeare, we create and strengthen community by bringing audiences and theater artists together to celebrate stories about our collective humanity. Schedule and Shows to be announced. Tickets and performance schedule will be available in May.