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ShawChicago Presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER

ShawChicago Presents Noel Coward's HAY FEVER

ShawChicago presents Noel Coward's Hay Fever from April 14 through May 7 at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts, 1016 N. Dearborn Street, Chicago, IL 60610.

According to the New York Times, Hay Fever is best described as "a cross between high farce and a comedy of manners". The play is set in an English country house in the 1920s, and deals with the four eccentric members of the Bliss family and their outlandish behavior when they each invite a guest to spend the weekend. The self-centered behavior of the hosts finally drives their guests to flee, while the Blisses are so engaged in a family row that they do not notice their guests' departure.

Featuring Gary Alexander*, Molly Burns*, Matt Gall, Charls Hall*, Callie Johnson*, Mary Michell*, Jhenai Mootz, Monica Orozco*, and Dan Rodden*.

*Indicates member of Actors' Equity Association.

ShawChicago Theater Company

Hay Fever

1016 N. Dearborn St., Chicago, IL 60610.

April 14 - May 7, 2018
TICKETS: $35 General, $30 Senior, $20 Students, available for purchase at or at 312-587-7390

About The Director:
BARBARA ZAHORA is directing for ShawChicago for a third time with Hay Fever, after directing Shaw's Misalliance during the 2017 season. She made her directorial debut with the company with Noel Coward's Private Lives in 2016. Over the last few years she has been seen regularly on the ShawChicago stage, most recently as Judith Anderson in The Devil's Disciple. Other directing credits include Macbeth for Oak Park Festival Theatre, Shrewish (Barbara's original adaptation of Shakespeare's The Taming of the Shrew) for Artemisia Theatre; The Udmurts for Equity Library Theatre's All Access series; Coriolanus, The Winter's Tale, 50 Minute Romeo and Juliet, All's Well that Ends Well, Troilus and Cressida, and The Merry Wives of Windsor for Shakespeare Project of Chicago; and Something Shaw and Spoon River: Coming Home for the Chicago College of Performing Arts at Roosevelt University. As an actor, Barbara's other stage credits include All My Sons and Les Liaisons Dangereuses (American Players Theatre); Hamlet, Heartbreak House, A Little Night Music, and Misalliance (Writers' Theatre); Dancing at Lughnasa and Mrs. Coney (Oak Park Festival Theatre); The Country Girl (Illinois Theatre Center); Marionette Macbeth, The Moliere Comedies, The Taming of the Shrew, As You Like It, Richard II, The School for Scandal, and All's Well That Ends Well (Chicago Shakespeare Theater); Lady Windermere's Fan (Northlight Theatre); A Christmas Carol, Wit (Goodman Theatre); Hard Times (Lookingglass Theatre); and many appearances with the Shakespeare Project of Chicago. TV and film credits include Chicago Fire and Operator. Barbara trained at Shakespeare's Globe in London as an International Artistic Fellow under Mark Rylance's direction, and received her MFA in Theatre Performance from Roosevelt University's Chicago College of Performing Arts, where she is currently a visiting assistant professor. She recently became the Interim Artistic Director for Oak Park Festival Theatre, and looks forward to playing Penny Sycamore in their first production of the 2018 season, You Can't Take it With You. Barbara is a proud member of Actors' Equity Association and is represented by Paonessa Talent.

About ShawChicago
ShawChicago is a professional non-profit theater company founded in 1994 with a mission to present the plays of George Bernard Shaw and his contemporaries as concert readings. Operating under an Actors' Equity contract, ShawChicago is about to celebrate its 25th season. The company presents special afternoon performances for senior citizens and outreach performances at retirement living communities and libraries throughout the Chicagoland area. ShawChicago is a theater company in residence at the Ruth Page Center for the Arts.

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