Noises Off

06/23/2018 7:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Dunes Summer Theatre
Address: 288 Shady Oak Dr, Michigan City, IN 46360, USA

NOISES OFF

A Farcical Comedy by Michael Frayn

Directed by Jeffrey Baumgartner

June 22, 23, 24, 29, 30 and July 1, 6, 7, 8
Performances on Friday/Saturdays at 7PM & Sundays 2 PM CST

Noises Off provides a glimpse into the world of theatre. The audience will witness both the rehearsal process and what goes on behind the scenes once the curtain is raised. The play opens the night before the first performance and the cast are hopelessly unready. Baffled by entrances and exits, missed cues, missed lines, and bothersome props, including several plates of sardines, Lloyd, the director, is beyond frustrated. Seen from backstage, Act 2 provides a view of the dysfunctional relationships between the cast. Romantic rivalries, lovers’ tiffs and personal quarrels lead to offstage shenanigans, onstage bedlam and the occasional attack with a fire axe. Act 3 occurs during the play’s last run where relationships between the cast have frayed considerably, the set is breaking down and props are winding up in the wrong hands, on the floor, and in the way. While the actors remain determined to cover up the mounting chaos, it’s not long before the plot and script are seemingly abandoned entirely in this hilarious comedy.

Related upcoming events

  • 11/04/2021 7:30 pm - 11/04/2021 7:30 pm

    Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers.  Set in present-day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.

  • 11/05/2021 7:00 pm - 11/05/2021 7:00 pm

    “She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen will be performed by students of Hammond Academy of Science and Technology under the direction of Therese Hartz and Lindsey McDermott. Performances will take place at Beatniks on Conkey in Hammond in cooperation with Hammond Community Theater.

    Beatniks is located at 420 Conkey St.  Hammond Indiana.
    For more info call 219-852-0848

     

  • 11/05/2021 7:30 pm - 11/05/2021 7:30 pm

    Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers.  Set in present-day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.

  • 11/05/2021 8:00 pm - 11/05/2021 8:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
  • 11/06/2021 7:00 pm - 11/06/2021 7:00 pm

    “She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen will be performed by students of Hammond Academy of Science and Technology under the direction of Therese Hartz and Lindsey McDermott. Performances will take place at Beatniks on Conkey in Hammond in cooperation with Hammond Community Theater.

    Beatniks is located at 420 Conkey St.  Hammond Indiana.
    For more info call 219-852-0848

     

  • 11/06/2021 7:30 pm - 11/06/2021 7:30 pm

    Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers.  Set in present-day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.

  • 11/06/2021 8:00 pm - 11/06/2021 8:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
  • 11/07/2021 2:00 pm - 11/07/2021 2:00 pm

    “She Kills Monsters" by Qui Nguyen will be performed by students of Hammond Academy of Science and Technology under the direction of Therese Hartz and Lindsey McDermott. Performances will take place at Beatniks on Conkey in Hammond in cooperation with Hammond Community Theater.

    Beatniks is located at 420 Conkey St.  Hammond Indiana.
    For more info call 219-852-0848

     

  • 11/07/2021 3:00 pm - 11/07/2021 3:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
  • 11/11/2021 7:30 pm - 11/11/2021 7:30 pm

    Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers.  Set in present-day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.

  • 11/12/2021 7:30 pm - 11/12/2021 7:30 pm

    Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers.  Set in present-day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.

  • 11/12/2021 8:00 pm - 11/12/2021 8:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
  • 11/13/2021 7:30 pm - 11/13/2021 7:30 pm

    Kaminski’s Lot is an original work commissioned by Theatre Northwest and written by playwright and historian Jeff Biggers.  Set in present-day Gary, Kaminski’s Lot tells the story of a group of IU Northwest students who become stranded during a severe thunderstorm and seek shelter in a makeshift greenhouse.

  • 11/13/2021 8:00 pm - 11/13/2021 8:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
  • 11/14/2021 3:00 pm - 11/14/2021 3:00 pm
    No additional details for this event.
  • 12/10/2021 7:30 pm - 12/10/2021 7:30 pm

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season

  • 12/11/2021 7:30 pm - 12/11/2021 7:30 pm

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season

  • 12/12/2021 2:00 pm - 12/12/2021 2:00 pm

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season

  • 12/17/2021 7:30 pm - 12/17/2021 7:30 pm

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season

  • 12/18/2021 7:30 pm - 12/18/2021 7:30 pm

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season

  • 12/19/2021 2:00 pm - 12/19/2021 2:00 pm

    Performance Dates:

    Friday, December 10, 2021, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 11, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 12, at 2:00 p.m.

    Friday, December 17, at 7:30 p.m.
    Saturday, December 18, at 7:30 p.m.
    Sunday, December 19, at 2:00 p.m.

    Story Synopsis:

    Christmas, 1977, is only three weeks away, and the ladies of the Charitable Sisterhood are preparing for Second Trinity Church's annual Christmas Spectacular … but they're having trouble staying focused on their preparations because there's a criminal on the loose—someone has stolen the baby Jesus figure from his place in Second Trinity's nativity scene. Sisterhood leader Bea Littleton is certain that the culprit is her longtime rival, Lucille Orton, from First Salvation (a place of extremely strict beliefs just up the road). Bea and the other sisterhood members decide that they need help getting to the bottom of things, and they call in honorary member and private investigator Janet Murchison to delve more deeply into things and see if she can determine who the perpetrator is. By show time, Janet is starting to think she knows exactly who is guilty of what … but the truth can't be revealed until the end of the Spectacular. As a result, we watch from both onstage and backstage, as the sisterhood performs sacred songs and satirical skits (after all, where else does Santa meet the Wise Men at the manger?). The fun doesn't let up until the hilarious revelation at the show's climax, which leaves the audience and the sisterhood filled with the very best spirit of the Christmas season