by Zach Theatre
Jun. 14 - Jul. 09
This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsals, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run.
Progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in a dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members, slamming doors, falling trousers, and flying sardines in their final performances, audiences are treated to a hilarious behind-the-scenes peek that truly challenges the age-old saying “the show must go on.” With influences from 70s and 80s slapstick sitcoms, director Monique Midgette will bring new exuberant hijinks to this ZACH summer production.
“Noises Off has been a huge favorite among actors and theatregoers for decades and I am so excited to bring it to ZACH! Farce, the type of high comedy used in the show, is found in everything from British comedies to the Kristin Wiig film, Bridesmaids,” said Midgette. “We LOVE to see quirky characters put in unbelievable situations and wait for it to all hit the fan! And this is just the cast you want to take that ride with. Our production features ZACH favorites like Marc Pouhé and André Martin along with newcomers like Tonie Knight and Philip Kershaw and they make my job so easy. Bring your friends, coworkers, a date, and be prepared to laugh all night long!”
Casting for Noises Off includes Marc Pouhé – Lloyd Dallas, Tonie Knight as Dotty Otley/Mrs. Clackett, Andre Martin as Garry Lejeune/Roger, Maggie Anderson as Brooke Ashton/Vicki, Liz Beckham as Belinda Blair/Flavia, Tobie Minor as Frederick Fellowes/Philip/Sheikh, Philip Kershaw as Tim Allgood, Mai Le as Poppy Norton-Taylor, Michael Stuart as Selsdon Mowbray/Burglar, and Mariel Ardila as Female Understudy.
Noises Off is directed by Monique Midgette. Todd Rosenthal as Scenic Designer, Lindsay Fuori as Scenic Adaptation; Skylight Music Theatre as Original Scenic Construction; Aaron Kubacak as Costume Designer; Austin Brown as Lighting Designer; Christopher Evans as Sound Designer; Tobie Minor as Fight Choreographer; Shannon Richey as Stage Manager; Casey Boriskie as Assistant Stage Manager; Ruben Cruz as Assistant Stage Manager; and Insha Iqbalas Assistant Director.
Written by Michael Frayn
Age recommendation: 10 and up
Run time: Two hours and 35 minutes with one intermission.
by Michael Frayne
June 14 - July 09, 2023
1510 Toomey Road
Austin, TX, 78704
June 14–July 9, 2023
The Topfer at ZACH | 202 S Lamar | Austin, TX | 78704
Tickets: Start at $25 available at ZACH’s Box Office – 512-476-0541 x1, zachtheatre.org
Pride Night: Thursday, June 15, 2023
Champagne Opening: Saturday, June 17, 2023
ASL / Open-Caption: Saturday, July 8, 2023 at 2:30 p.m.