Shoestring Players Hold Auditions For “A Flea In Her Ear”

January 7, 2011 at 2:46 pm

Spartanburg, S.C. – The Shoestring Players at the University of South Carolina Upstate will hold auditions for George Feydeau’s A Flea In Her Ear on Wednesday, January 12 from 7:00 to 9:00 p.m. in the Performing Arts Center. Callbacks will be held on Thursday, January 13 from 6:00 to 9:00 p.m. Auditions will consist of theatre games and cold readings from the play. All those interested should read the play before auditioning to become acquainted with the characters and plot.

The adaptation being used for this production is written by David Ives. The play is set in Paris at the turn of the century. Raymonde Chandebise, after years of wedded bliss, begins to doubt the fidelity of her husband, Victor Emmanuel, who suddenly has become sexually inactive. Raymonde is unaware that his behavior is due to a nervous condition. She confides her doubts to her old friend Lucienne, who suggests a trick to test him. What ensues is a mistaken identity plot that leaves the audience in stitches.

.A Flea In Her Ear performance dates are February 24-26 at 8:00 p.m. and February 27 at 3:00 p.m.

For additional information, contact Lee Neibert, assistant professor of theatre at USC Upstate, at (864) 503-5987 or lneibert@uscupstate.edu.