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Noises Off

December 11 - January 15, 2004

Bagley Wright Theater

This farce-within-a-farce about actors acting as actors acting characters is a theatrical joyride, hailed by New York Times critic Frank Rich when Noises first opened as “one of the most sustained slapstick ballets I’ve ever seen.” The phrase “noises off” is theatre jargon for a commotion offstage. But in Noises Off, the commotion is onstage, created by a troupe of has-been and never-were actors touring in a dreadful British sex farce called Nothing On. Michael Frayn gives us a backstage, and onstage, peek at a disastrous show in which every actor’s nightmare unfolds with uproarious results. The New York Times called Noises Off “the most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy.”

Cast and Production

Cast

Tim Allgood

Mark Anders

Belinda Blair

Suzanne Bouchard

Lloyd Dallas

Mark Chamberlin

Selsdon Mowbray

Clayton Corzatte

Garry LeJeune

Bradford Farwell

Dotty Otley

Lori Larsen

Frederick Fellowes

Michael Patten

Brooke Ashton

Bhama Roget

Poppy Norton-Taylor

Stephanie Timm

Production

Scenic Design

John Iacovelli

Costume Design

Rose Pedersen

Lighting Design

York Kennedy

Sound Design

Steve LeGrand

Dialect Coach

Allyssa Keene

Assistant Director

Donna Rose Fletcher

Production Stage Manager

Donna Rose Fletcher

Stage Manager

Michael B. Paul

Assistant Stage Manager

Elisabeth E. Sloat