|PlayMakers presents British comedy ‘Noises Off’ in April|
|Thursday, March 15, 2012|
PlayMakers Repertory Company, the professional theater in residence at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, will conclude its 2011-2012 mainstage season with the uproarious British comedy “Noises Off” April 4-22.
In this play-within-a-play, a fifth-rate theater troupe on a bottom-tier provincial tour shows the audience both sides of comedic calamity. Hilarity ensues as flubbed lines, missed cues and onstage antics combine with offstage romantic turmoil.
Michael Michetti, co-artistic director of The Theatre @ Boston Court in Pasadena, Calif., will direct the PlayMakers production. He helmed “A Life in the Theatre”starring Hal Holbrook at The Pasadena Playhouse. Michetti is the recipient of two L.A. Stage Alliance Ovation Awards and five Los Angeles Drama Critics’ Circle Awards, among other honors.
All performances of “Noises Off” will be in the Paul Green Theatre at the Center for Dramatic Art on Country Club Road.
Shows will be at 7:30 p.m. Tuesdays through Saturdays, 2 p.m. on Saturday, April 14, and 2 p.m. Sundays. For more information and to purchase tickets, call (919) 962-7529 or visit www.playmakersrep.org. Tickets are $10 to $45.
In conjunction with “Noises Off,” PlayMakers will host “The Vision Series: Directors in Conversation,” a preview with director Michetti and designers at 6:30 p.m. March 28. Theatergoers and others interested in the creative process are invited to the Paul Green Theatre to share refreshments, learn about the production and get a behind-the-scenes look at the design and vision for the show. “The Vision Series” is free and open to the public. Reservations are encouraged. Call PlayMakers’ box office at (919) 962-7529 to RSVP.
Carolina Meadows and NetApp are co-sponsors for the production.
After “Noises Off,” the PRC2 second stage season closes with the world premiere of “Penelope,” written and performed by Ellen McLaughlin, with live music composed by Sarah Kirkland Snider (April 25-29).
PlayMakers is based in UNC’s College of Arts and Sciences. The Drama League has named PlayMakers one of the “best regional theater companies in America.”