AN UPROARIOUS BACKSTAGE COMEDY
The Indiana Repertory Theatre’s season finale, Noises Off by Michael Frayn, is a lusciously silly comedy that serves up generous doses of heat-inducing laughter. Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off, a British term for off-stage sound effects, presents a manic menagerie of actors who are rehearsing a flop called Nothing On where everything goes wrong.
“We produce a farce like Noises Off to remind ourselves of the healing and cleansing power of comedy; there is a real joy in watching physical bodies in space, batting the environment around them,” said Janet Allen, IRT’s Executive Artistic Director.
Although many things have changed since the IRT’s first production of Noises Off , in the 1998-1999 season, several things have remained the same including a 360 degree rotating set and the promise of rehearsal implosions, backstage shenanigans and onstage disasters that have the cast on life support—and will have the audience in stitches.
The cast features the familiar faces of Ryan Artzberger (A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet), Ashley Dillard (A Christmas Carol, Romeo and Juliet), Mehry Eslaminia (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time) and Robert Neal (The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time, Romeo and Juliet), as well as some new faces including Will Allen, Heidi Kettering, Hollis Resnik, Jerry Richardson and Rob Riley.
Director David Bradley will lead the cast and creative team toward what audiences have deemed a spectacularly funny, dizzying festival of delirium.
“A farce is an underdog story. There are so many obstacles and things in the way of getting what one wants—chances to fall down, screw up, topple over. There are lots of reasons to throw in the towel, except in farce—and especially in this play—no one ever does. They keep going,” said Bradley.
Join the IRT for 2 hours and 35 minutes of nonstop fun from April 24-May 20. Tickets are selling fast and in-demand--book today!
WHERE: Indiana Repertory Theatre, 140 W Washington Street, OneAmerica Mainstage
RUN DATES: April 24—May 20, various times. Noises Off is approximately 2 hours and 35 minutes, and includes two intermissions. Tickets and performance schedule available at IRTlive.com.
TICKETS: Tickets start at $25. Click to buy.
Friday, April 27, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Opening Night
Join the IRT for opening night and experience the theatre like you never have before! Immediately following this performance join cast, staff and patrons in the lobby for appetizers and a celebratory champagne toast. Afterwards, join us on stage to explore the set and connect with the artisans who bring the set to life.
Sunday, May 6, performance at 2:00 p.m. | IRTea Talk & ASL/AD
This Sunday matinee post-show discussion is paired with tea and cookies and takes place immediately following the performance. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
Thursday, May 10 at 6 p.m., performance at 7:30 p.m. | Girls Night Out
Join the Indiana Repertory Theatre for our second annual Girls Night Out event on May 10. Grab a group of friends and enjoy a night of shopping, local libations, bites and more! The event will conclude before the IRT’s hilarious season closer Noises Off. Click here to learn more.
Sunday, May 13, Mother’s Day Brunch (Will Sell Out)
Celebrate the women in your life at the Indiana Repertory Theatre's Mother's Day Brunch! The brunch is $75 and includes an on-site photographer and one ticket to Noises Off. Selling out each year, this event is sure to make the lady in your life feel special. Seating is limited! Click here to learn more.
Friday, May 11, performance at 7:30 p.m. | Post-Show Discussion
Join IRT staff and cast immediately after the performance for a post-show discussion that covers a variety of interesting topics related to the show. Post-show discussions typically last for 20 minutes.
Tuesday, May 15, performance at 6:30 p.m. | Happy Hour & Backstage Tour
This performance includes Happy Hour! Enjoy complimentary appetizers from our Happy Hour series sponsor Weber Grill. New Day Craft, Hotel Tango, Taxman Brewing Co., TwoDEEP, and St. Joseph Brewery will also be on-site for patrons to sample local libations. Half-price drinks will be available throughout the performance. Make sure to come early since Happy Hour starts at 5:30 p.m. Performance begins at 6:30 p.m. Immediately following this performance, join IRT staff for an explorative and informative backstage tour. Tours typically last 30 minutes.
Thursday, May 17, performance at 2 p.m. | Cookies and Coffee
Coffee, tea and cookies can be enjoyed before this matinee performance. Doors open at 1 p.m., the performance starts at 2 p.m.
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