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.
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.