What else could go wrong? Tensions run high as Lloyd Dallas, the director of this play’s play-within-a-play, struggles to prepare his accident-prone cast for the opening of British bedroom comedy Nothing On. Missed cues, jealous lovers, a lost contact lens and a troublesome plate of sardines all conspire to ruin the performance. Michael Frayn’s award-winning farce details the hilarity that ensues behind the scenes of a theatrical production as characters attempt to untangle the chaos and salvage the play.
"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." — The New York Times
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 21, 2020 . 7:30PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 . 2PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 22, 2020 . 7:30PM
SUNDAY, FEBRUARY 23, 2020 . 2PM
WEDNESDAY, FEBRUARY 26, 2020 . 7:30PM
THURSDAY, FEBRUARY 27, 2020 . 7:30PM
FRIDAY, FEBRUARY 28, 2020 . 7:30PM
SATURDAY, FEBRUARY 29, 2020 . 2PM
Run time: 2 hours and 45 minutes, with two intermissions
Post-performance Discussion on Sunday, February 23 following the 2:00PM performance.
For tickets, visit: https://theclarice.umd.edu/events/2020/noises-off
Note: The opening night performance on Friday, February 21 will start at 7:00PM.
“Noises Off” is presented by special arrangement with SAMUEL FRENCH, INC.