Woodstock Playhouse Productions Presents
A Side-Splitting Romp of a British Farce
July 22, 23, 24
Fridays & Saturdays at 7:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Written by MICHAEL FRAYN
Hilarity will ensue as you join us for the third offering of the 2022 Woodstock Playhouse Theatre Festival Season as we celebrate the 84th season of the Woodstock Playhouse; originally established in 1938 by Robert Elwyn, a Broadway/Film professional member of one of Woodstock's oldest families.
Deemed “the funniest farce ever written,” 'Noises Off' presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called 'Nothing’s On'. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play which takes place backstage even more so than onstage.
Historically, 'Noises Off' opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City on December 11, 1983, under the direction of Michael Blakemore. Reviews of which read, "The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." - The New York Times; "Bumper car brilliance [...] If laughter is indeed the best medicine, 'Noises Off' is worth its weight in Cipro." - New York Daily News; "The funniest farce ever written! Never before has side-splitting taken on a meaning dangerously close to the non-metaphorically medical." - New York Post; "As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever." - New York Magazine
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
This performance is brought to the stage of the iconic Woodstock Playhouse featuring the Woodstock Playhouse Summer Theatre Cast 2022, a regional company of rising-professional performers widely acclaimed for some of the finest performances in our NY & Tri-State region.
Director: Randy Conti
Lighting Designer: Michael Gugliotti, Jr.
Sound Designer: Steve Maffia
Costume Designer: Diane Stein
Poster Designer: Carina Iannarelli
Length of Performance: 2 hours with intermission
•$50 for Golden Tier Seating, Rows A - F
•$45 for Blue Tier Seating, Rows G - N
•$35 for Green Tier Seating, Rows P - Q
Each ticket will also include a $5 handling & convenience charge
All seating is Reserved Seating, and all sales are final; no refunds nor exchanges.
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