Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and backstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play. Noises Off is a play within a play. It is about an ambitious director and his troupe of mediocre actors. The cast and crew are putting together a silly sex comedy titled, Nothing On - a single-set farce in which lovers frollic, doors slam, clothes are tossed away, and embarrassing hi-jinks ensue.
The three acts of Noises Off expose different phases of the disastrous show, Nothing On:
Act One: On stage during dress rehearsal.
Act Two: Backstage during a matinee performance.
Act Three: On stage during a delightfully ruined performance.
If you have never experienced theater as an actor or a crew member, then perhaps Noises Off is simply an entertaining show with a lot of laughs. However, for those of us who "tread the boards," Michael Frayn's Noises Off might very well be the funniest play ever written.
About the Company: Narrows Community Theater, Inc.
Narrows Community Theater, Inc. (NCT) is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization incorporated in 1975, having produced a minimum two shows a year since 1971. Our activities and shows are open to the general public. In 2011 NCT will be celebrating its 40th Anniversary producing musical and non-musical theater. In recent years we have added both summer youth productions and a fully staged Christmas show to our regular season.
In addition to our shows, NCT offers opportunities to learn stage craft, musical theater performance, acting technique, dance, team work and the “business of show business”. In August 2006 NCT initiated a series of workshops designed to help our members and the public enhance their performing arts craftsmanship. We currently offer children and adult theater dance classes as well as singing and acting workshops.
NCT has a built-in, loyal audience who either live and/or work in the Bay Ridge area. A large portion of our audience is made up of senior citizens. NCT is able to offer them quality entertainment at a reasonable price.
NCT is grateful for the support of our elected officials all these years, and especially in these times of budget cuts. Last year we saw a 75% decrease in funding. We appeal to the Bay Ridge Community and local businesses to fill the vacuum and contribute tax-deductible dollars to support performing arts.
Membership is open to the public. Anyone who is 18 years of age or older can join Narrows Community Theater and there are no age restrictions for performers. We are always looking for volunteers to help behind the scenes.
Friday, Feb. 15 & 22 at 8pm
Saturday, Feb. 16 & 23 at 8pm
Sunday, Feb. 17 & 24 at 2pm
Theater: St.Patrick's Auditorium
Address: 9511 4th Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11209
Cost:$15 Adults - $12 Senior/Child/Student under 21
Buy Tickets Online or Call: at (718) 482-3173