Noises Off opens at NAT

New American Theater (NAT) kicks off its 32nd season with Michael Frayn’s brilliant award-winning farce Noises Off. Life imitates art when a theater company goes on tour with the production of their comedy, Nothing On, and audiences see two plays for the price of one—two sets, two stories, two programs and twice the fun! The New York critics described this uproarious comedy as “the funniest farce ever written!”

It’s a story about the staging of a traditional British comedy and the backstage hilarity that develops during rehearsals and while on the tour. The performance is all but ruined when cheating, jealousy and confusion collide simultaneously behind the scenes. You will be in stitches as you witness all the confusion, mayhem and chaos both on and off stage. The stage manager has his hands full working with a vengeful diva who can barely remember her lines, a jealous and inarticulate leading man, a knocked-up assistant, and a philandering director.

NAT’s Interim Artistic Director Steven Young will direct the production and has assembled a talented cast that includes both local favorites and veteran Chicagoans. The NAT designers’ skills will be showcased in the amazing revolving set and perfectly timed door slams, flying sardines, and unbelievable shenanigans.

Noises Off opened Sept. 9 and will close Oct. 5. The play is sponsored in part by LaSalle Bank and Holmstrom & Kennedy, P.C. Call the NAT Box Office at 964-6282 for specific information on performance dates, times, ticket pricing and availability.

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