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William Peace Theatre’s Noises Off! Is a Highly Charged, Madcap Comedy

A farcical comedy is fun. A farcical comedy that contains a farcical comedy is double the fun! And when it this genre is performed quickly and with precision, the fun increases exponentially. Michael Frayn’s Noises Off! is a farce that contains a farce. William Peace Theatre’s production, directed by Wade Newhouse, is performed quickly and… Read More ›

William Peace Theatre Nurtures Comic Talent with Michael Frayn’s 1982 Farce, Noises Off!

William Peace Theatre director Wade Newhouse stretches out face down on the floor of the dimly lit Leggett Theater on the second floor of Main Building at William Peace University in Raleigh, NC. His face is smushed against a frilly couch pillow. Nine disheveled college actors drape themselves across the first couple of rows. The… Read More ›

"Noises Off" stars (from left) Susan Cella as Dotty Otley, Matthew Schneck as Garry Lejeune, Katie Paxton as Brooke Ashton, and Kelsey Didion as Poppy Norton-Taylor (photo by Jon Gardiner)

Things Go Happily Awry in “Noises Off” at PlayMakers

PlayMakers Repertory Company’s production of English playwright and screenwriter Michael Frayn’s backstage comedy Noises Off, now showing in the Paul Green Theater in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art, is an inside joke that pokes fun at a hapless fifth-rate theater company’s increasingly desperate attempts to get a sixth-rate… Read More ›

PlayMakers Repertory Company will present Michael Frayn's uproarious backstage comedy, "Noises Off," on April 4-8, 11-15, and 18-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the Center for Dramatic Art at UNC-Chapel Hill

Michael Frayn’s Fast and Furious Backstage Sex Comedy “Noises Off” Sends the Sardines Flying

PlayMakers Repertory Company will conclude its 2011-12 main-stage season with “Noises Off,” English playwright Michael Frayn’s zany 1982 backstage comedy, performed at a breakneck pace with plenty of slapstick, including flying sardines, on April 4-22 in the Paul Green Theatre in the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill’s Center for Dramatic Art.

"Noises Off" runs through June 26th at Theatre in the Park

TIP’s Crackerjack Cast Runs Wild on Stephen J. Larson’s Magnificent Reversible Multilevel Set for “Noises Off”

Staged at a gallop by director Ira David Wood IV, Theatre in the Park‘s production of “Noises Off” features a magnificent reversible multilevel set by scenic and lighting designer Stephen J. Larson — which is probably his best set yet.