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MCTC Spring Play: A Flea in Her Ear

MCTC Theater Arts Students Present A Flea in Her Ear

A Flea In Her Ear—April 10–13, 2013Minneapolis Community and Technical College (MCTC), in association with MCTC Student Life, present their spring play production of A Flea in Her Ear. Written in 1907 by Georges Feydeau, the “classic bedroom farce” tells a comedic story of distrust and miscommunication.


The play runs April 10–13 at 7 p.m. There is an additional matinee performance Saturday, April 13 at 1 p.m. Sign language interpretation will be provided at the Thursday, April 11 performance.


Admission is free! Audience members are encouraged to bring a non-perishable food item to donate.


MCTC Whitney Fine Arts Theatre
1424 Yale Place
Information available at 612-659-6122

About the Play

A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French comic farces, perhaps the greatest farce ever written. Set in Paris in the year 1900, Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, is secretly having an affair. She turns to her best friend, Lucienne, to help her gain proof. Together they concoct an anonymous letter dowsed with perfume from a “secret admirer” suggesting a rendezvous with Victor, and plan to trap him in the act at a shady hotel. In true Feydeau fashion the plan misfires, and the amazing plot gets increasingly complicated by confused identities, revolving beds, a great many doors, and the fact that the drunken hotel porter, Poshe, looks exactly like husband Victor, all of which results in a hilarious evening of delightfully ridiculous, classic comedy. David Ives’ 2006 English adaptation of the French original maintains the dazzling plot while communicating author Georges Feydeau’s playful use of language to an American audience.