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Noises Off

May 26-29
June 1-5

Noises Off  is a play within a play. It is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, “Nothing On” – a single-set farce in which lovers frolic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue. Act One is set at the technical rehearsal at the Grand Theater.  It is midnight, the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, they drive Lloyd, their director, into a seething rage and back several times during the run. Act Two shows a Wednesday matinée performance one month later, at the Theatre Royal. In this act, the play is seen from backstage, providing a view that shows the deteriorating relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers’ tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. In Act Three, we see a performance near the end of the ten-week run, at the Municipal Theater. Relationships between the cast have soured considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. The actors remain determined at all costs to cover up the mounting chaos, but it is not long before the plot has to be abandoned entirely and the more coherent characters are obliged to take a lead in ad-libbing somehow towards some sort of end.

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Director: Anthony Holsten

Show: May 26-29 and June 1-5

Main Stage production

Tickets: $20/$15

Auditions:

  • Friday, Mar. 18 @ 6 p.m.
  • Saturday, Mar. 19 @ 2 p.m.

Roles:  9 – ages 20+  (4 female, 5 male)

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