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Carroll College Theatre Presents 'Noises Off!'

Friday, February 5, 2016

HELENA – Carroll College Theatre is producing the side-splittingly funny comedy, Noises Off by Michael Frayn. The show will run February 19-28, Friday through Sunday, in the Carroll College Performing Arts Center.

Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic cast of touring actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing's On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant plate of sardines all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play.

“This play makes me laugh more than anything else I’ve ever seen,” said the director, Kimberly Shire, Carroll’s Director of Theatrical Production. “It’s also a huge undertaking to bring this play, which is all about perfectly timed near-misses, to the stage. We have a cast of nine seasoned young actors who are up to the challenge, and who are deeply invested in making this the funniest Carroll show to date.”

Other items of interest:

  • This show typically features a rotating set, so that in the second act, the backstage antics of the embattled actors are on the front of the stage.
  • Our set does not rotate.
  • Instead, we have a three camera setup back stage which will capture the action of this act and project it onto two large projections screens in front of the stage.
  • The camera operators and the video switcher operator are rehearsing right along with the actors to capture the best moments backstage for the audience to view.
  • This means that the audience will be able to see both in front and in back of the set at the same time during the iconic second act of this play.
  • The set is a two-story structure with nine doors and a window.

Running February 19-21 and February 26-28, shows will be 7:30 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays and 3 p.m. on Sundays in the Carroll College Theatre. Tickets are available at the door and online at the Carroll Theatre Season webpage. Tickets are $15 for adults, $10 for students/seniors, and $2 with a Carroll ID. For more information contact:

kshire@carroll.edu