Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearses a flop called Nothing’s On. The play opens the Palm Canyon Theatre’s 20th season, September 15-18.
The ensemble cast includes Andrea Bellato, Eric Coleman, Phillip Hubler, Marjy Lewis, Leanna Rodgers, Garnett Smith, Scott Smith, Tom Warrick and Yo Younger. Scott Smith plays the director of the play within a play, called Nothing’s On, and to complicate this frenzied show, he is co-directing PCT’s rendition of Noises Off with Michael Shaw. Sets and lighting are by J.W. Layne, with costume designs by Derik Shopinski, and stage management by Justin Joseph.
Noises Off was written by English playwright Michael Frayn who had the idea for the play while watching another farce of his creation. He noted, “It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind.”
With girls running around in their underwear, old men dropping their trousers, and doors continually opening and slamming, this hilarious play unfolds with on and offstage intrigue.
Noises Off runs September 15-18. Show times are 7 p.m. on Thursday; 8 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and a Sunday matinee at 2 p.m. Tickets are $29.50. Student tickets are $15, with valid ID; student tickets must be purchased at the Box Office.
For tickets, call the Palm Canyon Theatre Box Office at 760-323-5123 or order online: PalmCanyonTheatre.org. The Palm Canyon Theatre is located at 538 North Palm Canyon Drive, at the corner of Alejo Road and Palm Canyon Drive, across from Koffi inside The Corridor. Box Office hours are Tuesday through Saturday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. For more information call 760-323-5123.