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Noises Off

Directed by Kristin Katsu, Noises Off will be performed by the Department of Theatre and Dance in the Hainline Theatre. Come  join them on one of their performing days, October 23-26, from 7:30 p.m.-10:00 p.m.

Called the funniest farce ever written, Frayn plays on the concept of a play within a play: in this case, the play is a dreadful sex comedy titled  Nothing On —young girls run about in their underwear, old men drop their trousers, and many doors continually open and shut. Act One is set at the dress rehearsal with the cast still fumbling with entrances and exits, missed cues, misspoken lines, and bothersome props. In Act Two, a performance is seen from backstage, leading to offstage shenanigans and onstage bedlam. In Act Three, the actors attempt to cover up a series of mishaps but only compound the problems and draw attention to the bungling performance. Noises Off is a dizzy romp, a true festival of delirium.

For more information contact Wendi Mattson  at (309) 298-1843 or by email at

Noises Off