Michael Frayn’s hilarious comedy, Noises Off, takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!
"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy.
A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium." - The New York Times
A great historical theater that has carried on the traditions of entertaining, educating, and enriching the community for 50 years. The people here are some of the most talented and professional found in any venue.
- Tony Jenkins
The Gallery’s purpose to promote and advance cultural
interest in living theatre, art, music, and crafts has remained unchanged. Area residents should
always remember the pride the organization’s founders had in their dream and the foresight, courage,
and determination that went into realizing that dream.
115 Main St W
Ahoskie, NC 27910