By Michael Frayn
Directed by Chris Weis
In his plot for Noises Off, Frayn plays on the concept of a play within a play, in this case, a dreadful sex comedy titled Nothing On—the type of play in which young girls run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers, and many doors continually open and shut. Nothing On is set in "a delightful 16th-century posset mill" that has been converted to a modern dwelling for which renters are solicited; the fictional playwright is appropriately named Robin Housemonger. Each of the three acts of Noises Off contains a performance of the first act of Nothing On. Much of the comedy emerges from the subtle variations in each version as off-stage chaos affects on-stage performance, with a great deal of slapstick. The contrast between players' on-stage and off-stage personalities is also a source of comic dissonance.
Produced by Monroe Theatre Guild at Monroe Theatre Guild, 910 16th Avenue, Monroe WI 53566
Performances: June 24 - July 9, 2011
Performance Times: June 24&25 & July 7-9, 2010 all shows at 7:30PM
Ticket Prices: Non-Members: $12.00, Non-Member Seniors $10.00, Members $10.00 and Non-Member Seniors $8.00
Call 608-325-1111 for reservations or more information.