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ROMAN FEVER by Hugh Leonard
August 06 - September 08, 2018
Time: 1pm (doors at 12.50pm)
Starring Maria Tecce and Ali White

From the short story by Edith Wharton
Bewley’s Café Theatre is proud to present…

Adapted for the stage by Hugh Leonard from the short story by Edith Wharton

Starring Karen Ardiff and Maria Tecce
Directed by Michael James Ford

In the warm glow of an Italian afternoon in 1930, two wealthy American widows sit on the terrace of a restaurant overlooking the ancient wonders of Rome. They reminisce about their past friendship and remember a previous visit to the city when they were both young and in love. Now their hopes rest with the prospects of their unmarried daughters.

As the sun sets on the Coliseum, bitter jealousies come to light and age-old secrets are revealed.

Roman Fever is a beautifully observed comedy of manners with a savage sting in the tail. It is adapted for the stage by Hugh Leonard from the acclaimed short story by the great American writer Edith Wharton.

Reviews for Roman Fever:
Inspired casting and a superb revival of a finely constucted short.
Metro ****

…very entertaining, beautifully acted production.
Mail on Sunday ****

…a strange, compelling revelation of a friendship that has been diseased by conflicting passions.
Sunday Business Post ****

The acting is impeccable.
Irish Times

…a wonderful adaptation by Hugh Leonard..
Sunday Independent

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Lunchtime shows start at 1.10pm (doors open from 12.50pm). Please arrive no later than 1pm. Thank you.

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NOTE: Soup service is suspended till further notice. In place of this we invite you to dine, before or after the show, in Bewley’s café.
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