BWW Previews: NOISES OFF at Actors' Playhouse At The Miracle Theatre
Actors' Playhouse at the Miracle Theatre continues its milestone 30th Anniversary Season with the Tony Award-winning hit comedy Noises Off by Michael Frayn, playing January 17 - February 4, 2018.
Called the "funniest play written in my lifetime" by former New York Times critic Frank Rich, Noises Off is a dexterously realized comedy about putting on a comedy. A rollicking backstage farce about a second-rate theatrical troupe, the play combines slapstick, a British sex comedy, and non-stop hilarity from a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called "Nothing On". Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this uproarious and classically comic play.
In the first act of Noises Off, Opening Night is just hours away, and the hapless cast of "Nothing On" struggles to complete a dress rehearsal of their ill-fated play. The audience is then transported backstage as the set revolves and reveals a cast on the verge of disaster, as trysts and betrayals send the production into chaos. The final act returns to the company for their final performance. With lines being forgotten, love triangles unraveling and sardines flying everywhere, it is complete pandemonium.
The cast will feature Actors' Playhouse favorites Gary Marachek (All The Way, Monty Python's SPAMALOT, The Big Bang) Annette Miller (August: Osage County, Martha Mitchell Calling), Terry Hardcastle (White Christmas, Comic Potential), Lindsey Corey (Monty Python's SPAMALOT, Sondheim on Sondheim), Daniel Capote (Finding Mona Lisa), Betsy Graver (The Fox on the Fairway), Jeni Hacker (It Shoulda Been You, Miracle on South Division Street), Peter Haig (All The Way, Carousel) and Mark Della Ventura (Ragtime).
The design and creative team for Noises Off includes Direction by David Arisco, Scenic Design by Tim Bennett, Lighting Design by Eric Nelson, Sound Design by Shaun Mitchell, Costume Design by Ellis Tillman and Properties/Set Dressing Design by Jodi Dellaventura.
Preview performances will be held on Wednesday and Thursday, January 17 and 18 at 8 p.m. The show will open on Friday, January 19 at 8 p.m. and play through February 4, 2018. Evening performances will be held Wednesday through Saturday at 8 p.m., with afternoon matinees on Sunday at 3 p.m. A special weekday matinee is scheduled on Wednesday, January 24, 2018 at 2 p.m.
Director David Arisco will lead a group discussion with the cast following the performance on January 26, 2018 as part of the company's "Second Fridays" series.
Preview night tickets on the first Wednesday and Thursday are $40. Tickets for weeknights and matinees are $57, and on Friday and Saturday evenings $64. The theatre offers 10 percent off all weekday performances for seniors and $15 student rush tickets to any performance 15 minutes prior to curtain with identification. Discounts are based on availability.
Group discounted rates are offered for 15 or more through our group sales department. Single tickets may be purchased through the box office at 305-444-9293 or online at www.actorsplayhouse.org.
This event is made possible with the support of Miami-Dade County Department of Cultural Affairs, the Cultural Affairs Council, and the Miami Dade County Mayor and Board of County Commissioners for Major Cultural Institutions, and is sponsored in part by the State of Florida Department of State, Division of Cultural Affairs, and the Florida Council on Arts & Culture, with support of the City of Coral Gables, and the following sponsors: Azamara Club Cruises, Bacardi U.S.A., NBC 6 South Florida, WPBT2, Star Alliance, Air Canada, COPA Airlines, TAP Airlines and United Airlines.
Founded by Dr. Lawrence E. Stein, and under the leadership of Executive Producing Director Barbara S. Stein and Artistic Director David Arisco, Actors' Playhouse is an award-winning nonprofit regional professional theatre company celebrating its 30th anniversary in 2017-2018. Located in the historic Miracle Theatre on Miracle Mile in downtown Coral Gables, Actors' Playhouse is a Florida Presenting Cultural Organization and one of 14 major cultural institutions in Miami-Dade County. The company produces five Mainstage and four professional Children's Theatre productions annually, a year round Theatre Conservatory and Summer Camp Program, educational arts outreach programs, and the Young Talent Big Dreams countywide youth talent contest in partnership with The Children's Trust. www.actorsplayhouse.org.
Photo by Alberto Romeu.