A Game To Be Played

Brad Stephens has accepted an offer to perform in Stolen Shakespeare Guild’s upcoming production of Hay Fever.  The Noël Coward comedy will be directed by Steven Lindsay and Allen Walker.  The show will run April 1–10, 2011 at the Fort Worth Community Arts Center in the Sanders Theatre.

This classic comedy is set in the 1920’s at the country home of the eccentric Bliss family – Judith, a recently retired stage actress; David, a self-absorbed novelist; and their two equally bohemian children, all of whom live in their own world where the boundaries between reality and fiction are extremely blurred. Upon entering this domain, their unsuspecting weekend guests are repeatedly thrown into wildly melodramatic situations by their hosts. The resulting pandemonium is a joy to witness.

Accepting the role of Sandy Tyrell, Stephens will make his second appearance at Stolen Shakespeare Guild having performed as Benedick in the company’s critically acclaimed production of Much Ado About Nothing last year.  He reunites with former cast-mates Lindsay (All My Sons), Walker and Arlette Morgan (Much Ado About Nothing).  “I’m delighted to be collaborating again with such wonderful talent,” he said.

Rehearsals are slated to begin later this month.  For more information and to buy tickets, visit www.stolenshakespeareguild.org.

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