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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What It's About

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.

An evening of intoxicating escape. – New York Times

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

(L-R) Caitlin Eason, Caroline Jett and Spencer Meyters in Jobsite's Hay Fever. (Photo by Brian Smallheer.)

Critic Reviews

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


Cast & Crew

  • David M. Jenkins – Director
  • Matthew Ray – Assistant Director & Stage Manager


  • 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


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

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

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

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

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

Go see Hay Fever! – Dave Waterman

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

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

Amazing show truly enjoyed it! – Samantha Brower

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