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  Noises Off at Theatre At The Center

Noises Off

Theatre At The Center
1040 Ridge Rd Munster

Noises Off follows the on and off stage antics of an inept acting troupe as they stumble from bumbling dress rehearsal to disastrous closing night. Everything that can go wrong does, as actors desperately try to hang on to their lines, their performances, and the furniture. Add a slippery plate of sardines and a slew of slamming doors and you have the most sidesplitting backstage comedy ever put on paper.

Thru - Mar 21, 2010

Price: $20 - $40

Show Type: Comedy

Box Office: 219-836-3255

Running Time: 2hrs 30mins; two intermissions

  Noises Off Reviews
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Chicago Sun Times - Highly Recommended

"...The "play-within-a-play" concept goes back to at least William Shakespeare. But if playwright Michael Frayn did not invent the farce-about-a-farce variation, he at the very least took it to new heights of absurdity."
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Don Snider

Copley News Service - Highly Recommended

"...Noises Off is a great comedy and it’s also one of the best plays about the theater in the modern dramatic canon. The script follows a hapless company of English actors as they stage a silly sex comedy called “Nothing On” in three different provincial theaters over a period of several months."

Dan Zeff

Chicago Stage Review - Recommended

"...Noises Off is a classic farce well executed by a strong ensemble under the direction of William Pullinsi. Especially strong performances by Will Clinger, Marilynn Bogetich, Dale Benson, and Jason R. Wroblewski carry three ever-worsening takes on Act I of the play-within-a-play to the audience, resulting in glorious uproar. The laughs still come fast and easy thirty-three years after playwright Michael Frayn first penned the one-act Exits that grew into this light delight."
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J. Scott Hill

ChicagoCritic - Recommended

"...sit back and let this cleverly structured farce adroitly stimulate you into the zany world of high British farce. You’ll laugh and quickly appreciate the stage craft of the Chicago Dream Team of comics going crazy entertaining you. This show is pure fun. We need more laughs in this times. This show give us all we need. The cast is having so much fun it becomes contagious."
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Tom Williams

Chicago Stage Standard - Highly Recommended

"...No matter the weather or whatever is happening in the world around us, we all need to laugh. They say it is good for our souls and our health, so why not take the ride to Munster Indiana, just a hop, skip and jump from the Loop, for guaranteed pandemonium. Your sides may hurt a bit by the third act, but it is truly worth it."

Al Bresloff

   This show has been Jeff Recommended*

*The designation of "Jeff Recommended" is given to a production when at least ONE ELEMENT of the show was deemed outstanding by the Joseph Jefferson Awards Committee.

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