Written by Georges Feydeau
New Version by David Ives
Directed by Todd Hammond* and Jordan Pettle*
April 12 – 22, 2017
What ensues is classic Feydeau: mistaken identity; whispers of infidelity; elaborate plots that go awry; and impressive physical comedy.
Raymonde Chandelbise suspects her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. She confides her doubts to her friend, Lucienne, who suggests a trick to test him: write a letter, from a fictitious and anonymous admirer, suggesting a rendezvous at a shady, notorious hotel. Winner of the 2006 Jefferson Award for best adaptation, Ives' translation of the original’s dazzling plot is crisp and lovingly ridiculous.
* The participation of these Artists is arranged by permission of Canadian Actors' Equity Association under the provisions of the Dance.Opera.Theatre policy (DOT).