|by Michael Frayn|
|Synopsis - Noises Off, a comic masterpiece, is not one play, but two: the hilariously horrible, British farce, Nothing On, and the comedic nightmare that ensues backstage. Slamming doors, flying props, prat falls, sardines and two-story revolving sets abound as we see the first act of Nothing On presented three times, each with successively less attention to the script. The under-rehearsed actors and technicians desperately try to perform even as their rapidly deteriorating relationships cause mass hysteria and make for some hysterical comedy both offstage and on. They all quickly find that as they muddle through, the more they work to take control, the funnier and more chaotic it gets! Noises Off is written with a wit and heart that allows it to be more than mere farce or parody of farce; it speaks to what we love about theatre and makes us laugh at our dramas, both onstage and off.|
Directed by - Ken Johnson
August 24, 25, and 26, 2021|
7pm at Players Warehouse
Callbacks – Friday, August 27 if needed.
Be prepared to perform a one – two minute comedic monologue. Monologues should be memorized. British accents not expected.