Jun 01 2012 / Hay Fever

Hay Fever

By Noel Coward

Directed by David M. Jenkins

Jan. 9 – Feb. 3, 2013

Thu. – Sat. 8pm, Sun. 4pm

Tickets: $28

Shimberg Playhouse
Straz Center for the Performing Arts

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“The nine-person cast, headed by Caroline Jett and directed by David M. Jenkins, delivers stylish caricatures that make for a thoroughly entertaining evening.” – Tampa Bay Times

“An evening of intoxicating escape.” – The New York Times

(L-R) Caitlin Eason, Caroline Jett and Spencer Meyters in Jobsite's Hay Fever. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)Hoping for a quiet weekend in the country with some guests, David Bliss, a novelist, and his wife Judith, a retired actress, find that an impossible dream when their high-spirited children Simon and Sorel appear with guests of their own.

A houseful of drama waits to be ignited as even the help proves helpless creating wild misunderstandings and flared tempers. The Bliss family lives up to its name as the “quiet weekend” turns into a nightmare, coming to an exhausting and hilarious finale worthy of a Feydeau farce. Misjudged meetings, secret seductions, and scandalous revelations all run riot at the most outrageous of all house parties.

“Light, luminous, charming, and hilariously funny.” – New York Post

Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director

Cast

  • Katie Castonguay – Jacky Coryton
  • Caitlin Eason – Sorel Bliss
  • Amy E. Gray – Myra Arundel
  • Chris Jackson – Sandy Tyrell
  • Caroline Jett – Judith Bliss
  • Dana Kovar – Clara
  • Spencer Meyers – Simon Bliss
  • Michael C. McGreevy – Richard Greatham
  • Owen Robertson – David Bliss
  • Matthew Ray – Assistant Director & Stage Manager

Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Sound Designer
  • Greg Newcomb – Poster Artist
  • Brian M. Smallheer – Scenic/Lighting Designer
  • Katrina Stevenson – Costume Designer
Katie Castonguay

Katie Castonguay

All New People, Chapel Perilous, Crimes of the Heart, Einstein's Dreams, Fahrenheit 451, Hay Fever, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Taming of the Shrew, What the Butler Saw

Caitlin Eason

Caitlin Eason

Acropolis, Blackbird, Dracula, Hay Fever, Reverse Reverse, The Lonesome West, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Woman in Mind

Amy Gray

Amy E. Gray

Artistic Associates, Dream Play, Embedded, Gorey Stories 2012, Hay Fever, Hedwig, Pericles, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Short Comings 2009, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps

David Jenkins

David M. Jenkins

America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Beauty Queen, Bible abridged, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, boom, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Eleemosynary, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Pillowman, Playing With Fire, Quills, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Caroline Jett

Caroline Jett

Behind the Gates, Chapel Perilous, Eleemosynary, Hay Fever, History of the Devil, Machinal, Night of the Living Dead, Serpent, What the Butler Saw

Michael McGreevy

Michael C. McGreevy

Artistic Associates, Boys Next Door, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Hay Fever, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Machinal, Maxwell, Much Ado About Nothing, Night of the Living Dead, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Playing With Fire, Ros and Guil, Taming of the Shrew, The Odd Couple, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw

Spencer Meyers

Spencer Meyers

Artistic Associates, Dog Sees God, Dream Play, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps

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Matthew Ray

All New People, Behind the Gates, Chapel Perilous, Closetland, Crimes of the Heart, Einstein's Dreams, Fahrenheit 451, Gorey Stories 2012, Hay Fever, Hedwig, Hound of the Baskervilles, Inventing Van Gogh, Macbeth, Much Ado About Nothing, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, The Lonesome West, WHWQIC

Owen Robertson

Owen Robertson

Behind the Gates, Hay Fever, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Quills, Return to the Forbidden Planet

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Brian M. Smallheer

Acropolis, All New People, American Buffalo, Artistic Associates, Beauty Queen, boom, Boys Next Door, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Frankie and Johnny, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hot Nights for the War Wives of Ithaka, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Inventing Van Gogh, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Maxwell, Mindgame, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Murder Ballads, Nature of Fear, Night of the Living Dead, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Picasso at the Lapin Agile, Pillowman, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Reasons to be Pretty, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, Serpent, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Guys, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, This is How it Goes, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Topdog Underdog, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Katrina Stevenson

Katrina Stevenson

Acropolis, America abridged, Artistic Associates, Baby Makes Seven, Bible abridged, Blackbird, Bloody Poetry, Books abridged, Boston Marriage, Chapel Perilous, Closetland, Cloud Nine, Crimes of the Heart, Dead Man’s Cell Phone, Delusion of Darkness, Dog Sees God, Dracula, Dream Play, Einstein's Dreams, Embedded, Fahrenheit 451, Girl's Guide, Gorey Stories, Gorey Stories 2012, Grimm's Faery Tales, Hay Fever, Hedwig, History of the Devil, Hound of the Baskervilles, Hurlyburly, Lieutenant of Inishmore, Macbeth, Machinal, March of the Kitefliers, March of the Kitefliers, Mineola Twins, Much Ado About Nothing, Pericles, Phyro-Giants!, Playing With Fire, Quills, Rabbit Hole, Race, Return to the Forbidden Planet, Ros and Guil, SDRnR, Shakespeare abridged, subUrbia, Taming of the Shrew, The 39 Steps, The Lonesome West, The Odd Couple, Tibetan Book of the Dead, Titus Andronicus, Waiting on Sean Flynn, We Won't Pay, What the Butler Saw, Woman in Mind

Media

Additional Video

Gallery

Caroline Jett and Chris Jackson in Jobsite's Hay Fever. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Amy E. Gray and Owen Robertson in Jobsite's Hay Fever. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.) (L-R) Spencer Meyers, Caitlin Eason, Caroline Jett and Owen Robertson in Jobsite's Hay Fever. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.) Michael C. McGreevy and Katie Castonguay in Jobsite's Hay Fever. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

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Patron Reviews

You have done it again!! We have never laughed so hard at a Jobsite production. The whole cast was SO-O-O good. I thought John was going fall out of his chair laughing [...] It was so good that John was still raving about it this morning. We are definitely coming to see it again and hope to bring friends with us!! Well done! – Dona Haig

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Hay Fever at Jobsite Theater was awesome!! Go see it & support local theater!! – Jan Farrell

Wow, is all I have to say about this show. From the moment the first scene began, to the final scene, I was amazed by each and every performer. I usually don’t get jokes, but man did this production prove me wrong. It was like I actually watching a British comedy that you would see on PBS. If I had to give this production a rating on a scale of 1-5, I would give this show a 5 star rating! This, is a MUST SEE production! Such talented young actors (some of which I’ve seen in previous shows), bringing British comedy to life! Great job cast and crew, and to my favorite stage manager Matthew Ray! Keep it up Jobsite Theater! Your bound to go very far! – Joey Weeks

Very good job tonight totally enjoyable performance!!!!!! – Bob Dixon

Had a great time!! – Jennette Cronk

… the zany Hay Fever, so silly and funny. Loved the costumes, the set, and all the way over the top acting! – Susan Oliver

Enjoyed it tonight!! Great job by the cast! – Bridget Bean

Go see Hay Fever! – Dave Waterman

A very enjoyable afternoon of theater! Thanks for the laughs! – Scott Cooper

The show is a blast! If you don’t like to laugh, skip this show. – Hal Freedman

Bravo to David Jenkins & the rest of the cast & crew of Jobsite Theater’s production of Hay Fever. Hands down the funniest Jobsite production I’ve seen in 4 years!!! Thank you, it was truly a breath of fresh air. – Heather Clark

Wonderful Show last night! Hysterical, whimsical, and entertaining. Thank you for the invite!! – Rodner Salgado

Went to the show last night and LOVED it! – Brenda Krukemeier

Amazing show truly enjoyed it! – Samantha Brower

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