By Michael Frayn
Directed by Carolyn Conover
Dates: June 23, 24, 25, July 12, 14, 20, 22, 2023
Times: Evenings at 7:30 PM; Matinees at 1:30 PM (June 25th)
Location: Indiana State University Seventh Street Theater (formerly New Theater), 536 N. 7th Street Terre Haute, IN 47809
Description: Michael Frayn's 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 play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayn gives a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Filled with frenetic and unstable actors, a volatile director, and an overworked and overly emotional stage crew, and brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!
Genre: Comedy, Farce
Tickets: $20 General Admission; $10 ISU Student
Box Office Information: The box office is open one hour prior to curtain on show days. Patrons are encouraged to purchase their tickets online ahead of time.
Winner! 1982 Olivier Award, Best Play
Winner! 1982 London Evening Standard Award, Best Comedy
Nominee! 1984 Tony® Award, Best Play
Nominee! 1984 Drama Desk Award, Best Play