Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing On. Doors slamming, onstage and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.
What is it? Contemporary British Farce
Whatâ€™s the story?We see the play in rehearsal, the play in performance from backstage (the set rotates at intermission), and the play in performance late in its run, when all manner of disasters occur. The actors' backstage relationships and their onstage characters make this a laugh a minute delight.
Should you bring the kids? Well â€¦ there is some mild profanity and a lot of sexual innuendo. We recommend the show for 16+
Behind the scenes One night as Frayn was in the wings watching a farce he had written. "It was funnier from behind than in front,â€ he says, â€œand I thought I must write a farce from behind."
Written by Michael Frayn
Directed by Steven David Martin
A Raven Players Production
Show dates: April 25 26 27* May 1** 2 3 4* 9 10 11*
Start time: 8:00pm, doors open at 7:30pm (*Sunday MatinÃ©es at 2:00pm)
General Admission: Adults $25 - Senior 65+ $20 - Student w/ID $20
(May 1 **Value Night - all seats $12 at door only)
Location: Raven Theater 115 North Street Healdsburg, CA 95448
More Info: http://www.raventheater.org/event_calendar.aspx?event_id=2164