Albuquerque Little Theatre to Stage NOISES OFF, 4/10-26

By: Apr. 05, 2015
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Albuquerque Little Theatre presents the sidesplitting comedy NOISES OFF!

Come enjoy a roller coaster, side-splitting look at theatre -- inside and out -- as a hapless troupe of actors attempt to mount the dreadful comedy Nothing On. NOISES OFF takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This comedy-within-a-comedy captures a touring theatre troupe's production in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance toward the end of the run. Each performance is portrayed from behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, NOISES OFF is a backstage farce of slamming doors, falling trousers and flying sardines!

Michael Frayn is an English playwright and novelist. The idea for NOISES OFF came to Frayn after he was inspired by watching a performance of a farce from the wings. According to Frayn, "What I saw backstage was actually funnier than what was onstage." The play was an immediate hit in 1982 and has been wildly popular ever since.

Director Henry Avery has assembled a hilarious cast of local Albuquerque actors including Colin Borden, Dehron Foster, Stephanie Larragoite, Cyd Schulte, Eleanor Smith, Paige Underwood, Matthew Van Wettering, Rick Wiles and Stephen Zamora.

NOISES OFF opens April 10 and runs through April 26. Performances will be at Albuquerque Little Theatre, 224 San Pasquale SW. Curtain times are Fridays and Saturdays at 7:30pm and Sundays at 2:00pm. There is a special Thursday performance at 7:30pm on April 23. Tickets are $22 for general public, $20 for seniors, $18 for students and $12 for children. We look forward to seeing you at the show!

For more information contact ALT at 505-242-4750.


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