A Noise Within (ANW), the acclaimed classical repertory theatre company, brings its hit production of Michael Frayn’s hilarious “Noises Off” to its new Pasadena theatre for a brief run from Friday, January 6 to Sunday, January 15, 2012, reprising for nine performances the comedy that played to sold-out houses at its former Glendale venue during the 2009-10 and 2010-11 seasons.
Featuring the original A Noise Within cast, “Noises Off,” directed by Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, pays tribute to the art of theatre-making itself as chaos reigns onstage and off. The production’s previous stagings won rave reviews from critics whose praise included “a superb cast hit the banana peel running and never let up” (Los Angeles Times); “nothing short of brilliant” (Urban Man); and “Michael Frayn’s delightfully complicated British farce could hardly have a better rendition than this” (Backstage).
“Noises Off is truly one of our signature presentations, with people returning to see it two or more times,” says Elliott 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 bumbling troupe of veteran thespians, with a penchant for drama more personal than professional, readying themselves for the world premiere of a new play whose auspicious title is Nothing On.
In the process they bring the house down, quite literally. The cast features Shaun Anthony (Tim Allgood), Apollo Dukakis (Selsdon Mowbray), Geoff Elliott (Lloyd Dallas), Jill Hill (Brenda Blair), Mikael Salazar (Garry Lejeune), Lenne Klingaman (Poppy Norton-Taylor), Emily Kosloski (Brooke Ashton), Stephen Rockwell (Frederick Fellowes) and Deborah Strang (Dotty Otley).
Single tickets are $46 (Friday and Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees); and $42 (Sunday evenings and Saturday matinees). Groups (10 or more) are $27 (weekdays and Saturday matinees), and $32 (Saturday evenings and Sunday matinees); School Groups (10 or more) are $16 (weekdays and matinees), or $20 (Saturday evenings).
A Noise Within is located on the corner of Foothill Boulevard and Sierra Madre Villa Avenue at 3352 East Foothill Blvd., Pasadena, CA 91107. Valet parking is available, as is free self parking located in the Sierra Madre Villa Metro parking structure, with entrances on northbound Sierra Madre Villa Avenue or North Halstead Street. To purchase tickets, call (626) 356-3100 or visit www.ANoiseWithin.org.