Noises Off
by City Theatre Company

Feb. 16 - Mar. 11, 2018

If comedies are your favorite choice of theatre entertainment, then look no further! City Theatre Austin is excited to continue its 2018 season with Michael Frayn’s madcap stage show Noises Off, hailed by critics as the funniest farce ever written. Directed by guest director Kevin J. Smith, the production runs February 16 thru March 11. 


Am I in Spain? No, I'm not in Spain, dear, I'm in agony, that's where I am!" – Dotty, Noises Off


Michael Frayn’s Noises Off is the most outrageous comedy about putting on a comedy. With rollicking wildness centering on a second-rate theatrical troupe, the “show within a show” combines classic slapstick, British naughtiness, and non-stop humor from a manic menagerie of performers rehearsing a flop with a doomed opening night. Doors slamming, mischief onstage and off, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this comic play, with one of the cleverest set design challenges ever written for the stage. Not to be missed! 


“I haven't come to the theater to hear about other people's problems. I've come to be taken out of myself, and, preferably, not put back again.” ― Michael Frayn


British born playwright and novelist Michael Frayn began his career as a journalist on the Guardian and the Observer. A wide-ranging and prolific author, Frayn has written numerous novels, plays, and documentary films. His seventeen plays range from Noises Off, chosen as one of the nation's three favorite plays, to Democracy, a Critics Circle Award winner, and Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award for Best Play and the 2000 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Play. He has been honored with a Laurence Olivier Award, an Outer Critics Award, and in 2002, his novel Spies was named New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year.


The Critics on Noises Off:


"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy.” - The New York Times

"Bumper car brilliance…” - New York Daily News

"The funniest farce ever written!” - New York Post

"As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever." - New York Magazine


City Theatre is excited to welcome first-time guest director Kevin J. Smith. Kevin is an award-winning Austin film producer and has been lead actor for many CTC productions including Glengarry Glen Ross, Arden of Faversham, and The Taming of the Shrew. The show stars the cheeky cast of Robyn Conner, Brent Rose, Stacy Trammell, Kevin Anderson, Susanna Hill, Darren Scharf, Sean Hennigan, Web Jerome, and Mike DiChello. Set Design is by Kakii Keenan and Costumes by Scout Gutzmerson. 

The City Theatre Company is excited to be celebrating its 12th anniversary season of live theatre entertainment in Austin. CTC is an Austin-based, not-for-profit arts organization and is sponsored in part by the Austin Creative Alliance and the Austin Cultural Arts Division. Founded in 2006, the company has been recognized by the Austin Critics Table Awards, the B. Iden Payne Awards, the Central Texas Excellence in Theatre Awards, Austin Live Theatre, and has twice been voted “Best Theatre Company” by Austin American-Statesman’s Austin 360. CTC is dedicated in providing quality theatrical experiences and entertainment for Austin artists and its community and continues the commitment to making productions accessible for everyone. CTC offers its discount ticket program with $10 Thursday seats and $12 student seats for any show. The ticket discount is available throughout the 2017 - 2018 season. 


Noises Off
by Michael Frayne
City Theatre Company

February 16 - March 11, 2018
City Theatre
3823 Airport Boulevard
Austin, TX, 78722

February 16 – March 11. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm. 

The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722. 

General Seating $15. Center Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10. 

Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.

Tickets 512-524-2870 or


(photo via City Theatre)