A Noise Within Presents Noises Off

Deborah Strang. Photo by Craig Schwartz.Ensemble. Photo by Craig Schwartz.Ensemble. Photo by Craig Schwartz.(L-R) Kasey Mahaffy and Deborah Strang. Photo by Craig Schwartz.(L-R) Jill Hill and Erika Soto. Photo by Craig Schwartz.(L-R) Deborah Strang, Erika Soto, Geoff Elliott, and Jill Hill. Photo by Craig Schwartz.

STAFF REPORT | Photography by CRAIG SCHWARTZ

2:04 am | May 8, 2019


A Noise Within (ANW) is bringing back its smash hit production of Michael Frayn’s hilarious off-the-wall comedy Noises Off for a limited engagement from May 21 through June 9, 2019. Reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy, ANW Producing Artistic Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott will once again direct the play-within-a-play that pays homage to the art of theatre-making as chaos reigns onstage and off!

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A Noise Within (ANW) is bringing back its smash hit production of Michael Frayn’s hilarious off-the-wall comedy Noises Off for a limited engagement from May 21 through June 9, 2019. Reviving a critical and audience favorite for all to enjoy, ANW Producing Artistic Directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott will once again direct the play-within-a-play that pays homage to the art of theatre-making as chaos reigns onstage and off!

“Noises Off is truly one of our signature productions, with audience members returning to see it two or more times,” says Director Geoff Elliott. Director Julia Rodriguez-Elliott adds, “Everything about the deft physical and verbal interplay between actors is ideal for A Noise Within’s focus on ensemble work.”

Frayn’s joyfully out-of-control British farce features an under-rehearsed and over-worked cast and crew with a penchant for drama more personal than professional, readying themselves for the world premiere of a new play with the auspicious title, Nothing On. As the production progresses, the bumbling cast brings down the house – literally!

ANW’s previous stagings of Frayn’s outlandish production have won rave reviews from critics, whose praise included “a superb cast hit the banana peel running and never let up” (Los Angeles Times); “laser sharp comic timing” (Broadway World); “A Noise Within tackles the comedy with aplomb” (TheaterMania); and “Michael Frayn’s delightfully complicated British farce could hardly have a better rendition than this” (Backstage).

After its sold out run last season, the same beloved cast will return this May with Rafael Goldstein* reprising his role as Tim Algood, Apollo Dukakis* as Selsdon Mowbray, Geoff Elliott* as Lloyd Dallas, Jill Hill* as Belinda Blair, Erika Soto* as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Emily Kosloski* as Brooke Ashton, Jeremy Rabb* as Frederick Fellows, Kasey Mahaffy* as Garry Lejeune, and Deborah Strang* as Dotty Otley.

Tickets for Noises Off start at $25 and are available at anoisewithin.org, by phone at (626) 356-3121, and at the box office located at 3352 East Foothill Blvd. in Pasadena. A Pay What You Can performance will take place on Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m.

Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott will direct. The scenic design is by Fred Kinney; costume design by Angela Balogh Calin†; lighting design by Ken Booth; composer/sound design by Jeff Gardner†; wig stylist is Shannon Hutchins; stage manager is Samantha Sintef* and assistant stage manager is Jacob Houser*. †Designer is represented by United Scenic Artists Local USA-829 of the IATSE.

Performances:
Tuesday, May 21 at 7:30 p.m. (Early Bird)
Wednesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. (Early Bird)
Thursday, May 23 at 7:30 p.m. (Early Bird and Pay What You Can)
Friday, May 24 at 8 p.m. (Early Bird)
Saturday, May 25 at 2 p.m. (Early Bird)
Saturday, May 25 at 8 p.m. (Press)
Sunday, May 26 at 2 p.m. (Press)
Tuesday, May 28 at 7:30 p.m.
Wednesday, May 29 at 7:30 p.m.
Thursday, May 30 at 7:30 p.m.
Friday, May 31 at 8 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 2 p.m.
Saturday, June 1 at 8 p.m.
Sunday, June 2 at 2 p.m.
Tuesday, June 4 at 7:30 p.m.

About A Noise Within

A Noise Within has been called “an oasis for those who love classic stories” by Los Angeles Times and is a leading regional producer based in Pasadena, Calif. ANW’s award-winning resident company practices a rotating repertory model at their state-of-the-art, 324-seat performance space. This venue, established in 2011, has allowed ANW to expand its audience, surpassing its previous box office, subscription, and attendance records year after year.

In addition to producing world-class performances of classic theatre, the organization runs robust education programs committed to inspiring diverse audiences of all ages. Helmed by Producing Artistic Directors Geoff Elliott and Julia Rodriguez-Elliott, who hold MFAs from San Francisco’s renowned American Conservatory Theatre (A.C.T.), A Noise Within truly delivers Classic Theatre, Modern Magic. http://www.anoisewithin.org