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Noises Off at ACT

Feb 03, 2014 02:00AM
Noises Off is a 1982 play by the English playwright Michael Frayn. The idea for it came in 1970, when Frayn was watching from the wings a performance of The Two of Us, a farce that he had written for Lynn Redgrave. He said, "It was funnier from behind than in front, and I thought that one day I must write a farce from behind." The prototype, a short-lived one-act play called Exits, was written and performed in 1977. At the request of his associate, Michael Codron, Frayn expanded this into what would become Noises Off. It takes its title from the theatrical stage direction indicating sounds coming from offstage.

Noises Off will be performed on the Main Stage at Amelia Community Theatre on February 6-8, 13-15, and 20-22 at 8 p.m. A matinee performance is held on February 16 at 2 p.m. For the opening night audience on February 6, a pre-show party catered by Bar Zin will be held at 7 p.m. For the Valentine's Day audience on February 14, there will be pre-show complimentary champagne for adult ticket holders. Tickets are $20 for adults and $10 for students through college.

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