Noises Off

Spring 2016

7:30pm - April 28 & 29  (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - April 30  (Sunday)

7:30pm - May 5 & 6  (Friday & Saturday)

2:30pm - May 7  (Sunday)

Directed by: James Shafer

Nominated for 2016 Tony Awards for Best Revival of Play, Best Featured Actress, Best Featured Actor, and Best Costume Design

Michael Frayn’s hilarious comedy, Noises Off, takes a fond look at the follies of theatre folk, whose susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs turn every performance into a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play captures a touring theatre troupe’s production of Nothing On in three stages: dress rehearsal, the opening performance, and a performance towards the end of a debilitating run. Frayne gives us a window into the inner workings of theatre behind the scenes, progressing from flubbed lines and missed cues in the dress rehearsal to mounting friction between cast members in the final performance. Brimming with slapstick comedy, Noises Off is a delightful backstage farce, complete with slamming doors, falling trousers, and -- of course -- flying sardines!

"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy.

A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is a festival of delirium." - The New York Times


Ticket Prices

$15 -- Adults
$13 -- Seniors (62+)
$11 -- Students

A great historical theater that has carried on the traditions of entertaining, educating, and enriching the community for 50 years. The people here are some of the most talented and professional found in any venue.
- Tony Jenkins

Gallery Theatre projects are supported by the NC Arts Council, a division of the Department of Cultural Resources.