A Flea in Her Ear
8:00 pm, 9/27, 9/28, 10/4 - 2:00 pm
Rock Valley College Studio Theatre
A Flea in Her Ear is the greatest of French farces, if not the greatest farce ever written. Raymonde Chandebise suspects that her husband, Victor, a placid and successful insurance executive, is secretly having an affair. To find out, she and her friend, Lucienne, write him an anonymous love letter suggesting a rendezvous at the shady Hotel Coq d’Or. Thinking the letter was intended for his coworker, the gigolo Tournel, Victor sends Tournel off to make the rendezvous in his place. Lucienne's jealous Spanish husband, meanwhile, finds the letter, recognizes his wife's handwriting and takes his pistols to the hotel, hoping to catch her in the act. Meanwhile, Victor's nephew Camille tries to warn everyone about the mix-up, but his ridiculous speech impediment prevents anyone from understanding him. All decamp to the hotel where, it turns out, the drunken bellboy Poche is the exact double of the proper Victor Chandebise. Meeting Poche and thinking she's been caught by her husband, Raymonde keeps trying to escape from the hotel with Tournel, but a revolving bed keeps flinging them from room to room, as more and more of the involved parties pile into the hotel in a climax culminating in the entrance of the jealous Spaniard and his pistols. This whimsical farce by Georges Feydeau starts off the "Season of Love" with a bang!
Mike Webb, 815-921-2160
5:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Rosecrance Berry Campus, 8616 Northern Ave., Rockford
NAMI Basics is an education program for parents and caregivers of children and adolescents living with mental illnesses. It covers the fundamentals of caring for yourself, for your family and for your child.
Donna Pease 815-978-4571
Edgebrook Farmer's Market
9:00 am - 1:00 pm
Edgebrook Shops, Rockford
Sample the area's best seasonal Farmer's Market. Local farmers display their highest quality vegetables, fruits, flowers and plants. For more information visit edgebrookshops.com
Darcy Hanson 815-398-8957 email@example.com