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Noises Off

Noises Off

Sponsored by:
  • Brown Forman

September 3 - September 22, 2013

Run Time: 2 hours and 5 minutes.
There will be one 15-minute intermission.

by Michael Frayn
directed by Associate Artistic Director Meredith McDonough

A troupe of manic misfits unite to perform Nothing On, a sex farce stuffed with entrances and exits, mistaken identities, sardines and slamming doors—but the drama backstage is even more entertaining than the comedy on.  Noises Off, one of the funniest plays ever written about the theatre, brings the actor front and center for an evening of hilarity and impeccable timing.


  • Audience Advisory: Adult language and content.
  • Age Recommendation: Ages 15+


What the critics are saying about Noises Off

“Under her direction, the cast impressively meets those physical demands and much of the proficient timing required” —Elizabeth Kramer, The Courier-Journal 

“With gently bawdy wit and some impressive feats of physical comedy, the play offers an insider’s laugh at the theater world, but its broad humor and endearing characters also make the show accessible to a general audience.”—Erin Keane, WFPL Full Review

Opening night of Michael Frayn’s crowd-pleasing backstage comedy “Noises Off” truly felt like a celebration of all that is fun about live theater.—Erin Keane, WFPL

“Director Meredith McDonough has cast the play faultlessly, with an ensemble that seems comfortable with the interplay of verbal and physical humor the script requires; and the audience in attendance with this reviewer received the performance with grateful enthusiasm.”—Keith Waits, artslouisville.com Full Review




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Actors Theater of Louisville
316 West Main St.
Louisville, KY 40202
Box Office: 502.584.1205
502.371.0956 TDD

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