"Hay Fever" Presented by Rhode Island Stage Ensemble at The Assembly Theater on May 9–18 (Up to 50% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Noël Coward's classic comedy follows an eccentric family and their paramours, all of whom expect to spend a weekend alone with their beloved

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Expiration varies. Limit 8 per person. Valid only for option purchased. Redeem on day of show for a ticket at venue box office. Must show valid ID matching name on Groupon at The Assembly Theater. Refundable only on day of purchase. Discount reflects Rhode Island Stage Ensemble's current ticket prices-price may differ on day of the event. Doors open 1 hour before showtime. For ADA seating, call box office promptly upon receipt of voucher - availability is limited. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

In a romantic comedy, a couple must overcome hilarious obstacles such as the disapproval of their parents or major construction on the only road between their homes. See if they make it with this GrouponLive deal.

The Deal

  • $10 for one ticket to see Hay Fever, presented by the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble (up to $20 value)
  • When: Fridays through Sundays, May 9–18
  • Where: The Assembly Theater
  • Section: general admission
  • Door time: one hour before showtime
  • Ticket values include all fees.

Hay Fever

In Noël Coward’s 1924 comedy classic, the master of dry wit paints a portrait of the Blisses, a family with a rather peculiar idea of what it means to entertain. That might just be a result of the their deep involvement in the arts, of course: Judith puts on the airs of a retired starlet, her husband, David, is a novelist, and their two children spend much of their time exchanging bohemian dialogue. Without mentioning it to the others, each of the four has invited a guest for the weekend, and when the guests arrive, they get a crash-course in the Blisses’ many eccentricities. Following a painfully awkward dinner and a hostile game of charades, the family members each grab a guest—not the one they invited—and split off throughout the house for a dessert of flirtation. What follows is a web of rapidly changing romantic entanglements, boisterous arguments, and the realization by the guests that the Blisses play a different sort of game with each other than most families do.

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

Artistic freedom and creative collaboration are the cornerstones of the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble. The young non-profit grew out of the pooled talents of performers, fundraisers, marketers, and designers who were all fluent in theatre, yet wary of professional theatre’s limitations. So the group carved their own path, staging everything from edgy interpretations of Shakespeare to seldom-seen plays by the likes of Wilder, inviting the community to partake along the way. Locals can get involved another way, too: through the Stage Ensemble’s Young Director Series, an annual program that pairs fledgling visionaries ages 17–23 with professional mentors to create productions for audiences other than stuffed animals.

Rhode Island Stage Ensemble

Artistic freedom and creative collaboration are the cornerstones of the Rhode Island Stage Ensemble. The young non-profit grew out of the pooled talents of performers, fundraisers, marketers, and designers who were all fluent in theatre, yet wary of professional theatre's limitations. So the group carved their own path, staging everything from edgy interpretations of Shakespeare to seldom-seen plays by the likes of Wilder, inviting the community to partake along the way. Locals can get involved another way, too: through the Stage Ensemble's Young Director Series, an annual program that pairs fledgling visionaries ages 17–23 with professional mentors to create productions for audiences other than stuffed animals.

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