Runs July 16 through August 23.
Stanford Repertory Theater (SRT) presents its 17th annual summer festival, this year celebrating the work of Noël Coward. Playwright, actor, director, songwriter and lyricist, singer and dancer, painter and novelist, Coward emerged as a performing “Renaissance man,” who shaped important aspects of English and American culture from 1920 – 1970.
At the 2104 Theatre Bay Area Awards Ceremony, SRT's 2014 summer production Moby Dick – Rehearsed won four TBA awards: Best Production, Best Ensemble Performance, Best Direction (Rush Rehm and Courtney Walsh), and Best Sound Design (Michael Keck).
As part of its Noël Coward Festival, SRT will mount Coward’s masterpiece HAY FEVER as our main stage production. A brilliantly witty look at the self-dramatization of family life and family loves (!), Hay Fever has delighted audiences for almost a century.
Directed by Lynne Soffer (who directed SRT’s critically acclaimed production of The Importance of Being Earnest in 2013), Hay Fever stars SRT company artist Courtney Walsh as Judith Bliss, the diva with a penchant for non-retirement, and features Deborah Fink as Myra Arundel, Richard Carlton as David Bliss, Rush Rehm as Richard Greatham, Catharine Luedtke as Clara, and other SRT company members.
In addition to Hay Fever, we present our second-stage production of COWARDY CUSTARD: A COWARD CABARET directed by SRT veteran Brendon Martin. Song, dance, style, and flair mark this celebration of the many talents of Mr. Coward, featuring the stylish and debonair Dante Belletti, Andre Amoratico, and Samantha Williams.
PRODUCTIONS PERFORMANCE SCHEDULE
July 16 – August 9, 2015
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm; Sunday matinees at 2pm
Pigott Theater, Memorial Auditorium (Memorial Way)
COWARDY CUSTARD: A COWARD CABARET
August 13 –23, 2015
Thursdays – Saturdays at 8pm; Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2pm
Nitery Theater, Old Union (Lasuen Mall)
OTHER FESTIVAL EVENTS
"Noël Coward: Art, Style, and Decadence" also includes a FREE Monday night film series; an all-day community symposium on Saturday, August 1; and a Stanford Continuing Studies Program course, “Theater on Theater: Euripides to Coward and Beyond.”
For more information, visit the 2015 Summer Festival website.