From a disastrous dress rehearsal to a wild performance and calamitous closing night, all seen from behind the scenes, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is the definitive backstage comedy. It’s also a riotous farce, perfect for a summer night out.
“We’re looking for something with more pop and fizz for the summer,” says director Joel Sass, “something that has more than the usual amount of effervescence.”
Sass is a master of high-camp comedy, as he demonstrated in his marvelous production of The Mystery of Irma Vep at the Jungle in 2010. He also directed Noises Off at Park Square Theatre in 2004, to rave reviews. “The biggest thing [in staging outrageous comedy] is the casting,” says Sass, “then creating a playground that allows the actors to explore the vivid character types.”
June 8–July 29
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