When I asked Miss Brinkerhoff what Noises Off was about, I got some very interesting answers, and from the sounds of it, it looks like it will be a one-of-a-kind production.
“It’s a farce,” she says. When people are onstage, everything is polished, organized and practically perfect. But backstage? Not so much. It’s slapstick comedy. People drop their pants, drop their props, slam doors, attack each other…and believe it or not, all of the chaos is silent. And for those of you who love some drama, the girls with kissing roles in plays sometimes have angry boyfriends storm backstage trying to pick a fight with whoever dared to kiss their girlfriend. Crazy times.
Noises Off is a play within a play. It’s “about how a play works and doesn’t work, on and off the stage”, and is a “crazy piece of theater”. According to Miss Brinkerhoff, the play can be compared to Monte Python.
She thinks the play will have a great turnout. “Once kids get the publicity, I hope a lot of people will come,” she says. She believes it will be popular at school as well as in the community.
In the production, the stage will flip. There will be three acts, and they’ll alternate in which side of the stage they take place on, so you can see what happens onstage and backstage. The play is in November, with shows playing the nineteenth to the twenty-second. Admission will be $5 for students and $7 for adults.
- 19 – 1:30 pm student production
- 20 – 7 pm Opening Night
- 21 – 7 pm production
- 22 – 2 pm matinee and 7 pm production
Flyers will be released with dates, times, and costs. For a unique look at what happens on and off the stage, come see Noises Off!