Field Trip Report: “A Flea in Her Ear”

May 10, 2017 By vincent-uribe

On April 27th 2017, the artists from the North Shore studio paid a visit to Niles North High School for their spring theatrical “A Flea in Her Ear.” Two of our 2016 Summer Youth Employees, Rachel Kaufman and Katie Yau, were involved in the performance and thoughtfully invited us to a free matinee. We’re always looking for opportunities to get out of the studio to experience art in the world, so we were happy to accept their invitation! [[{“fid”:”12497″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Laura McManus outside Niles North High School”,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Laura McManus outside Niles North High School”},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Laura McManus outside Niles North High School”,”title”:”Laura McManus outside Niles North High School”,”height”:366,”width”:652,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]]Artist Laura McManus poses outside Niles North High School  The turn-of-the-century farce was full of energy and we enjoyed the slapstick humor brought to life by the student actors. Playwright Georges Feydeau’s delightfully crazy characters highlighted the silliness of romance, love and sex.  Rachel played the lead female role of Raymonde while Katie was busy backstage as Costume Mistress. “Ah – that play was just wonderful!” said artist Ed Rawski. “It was a nice school. I enjoyed the big set and scenery.”  [[{“fid”:”12498″,”view_mode”:”default”,”fields”:{“format”:”default”,”field_file_image_alt_text[und][0][value]”:”Ed Rawski and Raina Carter chat during intermission “,”field_file_image_title_text[und][0][value]”:”Ed Rawski and Raina Carter chat during intermission “},”type”:”media”,”link_text”:null,”attributes”:{“alt”:”Ed Rawski and Raina Carter chat during intermission “,”title”:”Ed Rawski and Raina Carter chat during intermission “,”height”:366,”width”:652,”class”:”media-element file-default”}}]]Artists Ed Rawski and Raina Carter chat during intermission   For more on Niles North’s rendition of “A Flea in Her Ear,” check out a short promotional video by clicking here. Big thanks to Rachel, Katie and the Niles North Theatre department for opening their doors to the community for a free matinee!