Noises Off

06/30/2018 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.

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    Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. "…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" —NY Post. "…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne…Reza is a fiendishly clever writer…'ART' sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen…" —Newsweek. "Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'." —Independent (London). "That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. Reza and Hampton have an acute ear for the idiocies, trivia and petty assaults that pepper the conversation between friends…The real pleasures come from Reza's creation of three beautifully defined, original characters…" —The Mail (London). "In October I called it a minor classic. Let's change that to classic comedy, period." —London Times.
    Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service
  • 09/26/2021 12:30 pm - 09/26/2021 12:30 pm

    Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

    a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy

    Friday/Saturday dinner at 6:30, show at 8—-Sunday dinner at 12:30, show at 2!!!
    Adults $38, seniors $35,  PG 13 kids $28 cash or check only- sorry no credit cards

    So there’s this ALL CLASSES high school reunion in Sweetgum, Texas that’s being planned ——before they tear down the school!  The Verdeen cousins set the wheels in motion…. for what is invariably gonna be a lotta commotion!  All the prior Guacamole Queens wanna be chosen as the FOREVER  QUEEN!
    Gonna be so fun!!!!  Just a silly romp!

     

  • 09/26/2021 3:00 pm - 09/26/2021 3:00 pm
    How much would you pay for a white painting? Would it matter who the painter was? Would it be art? One of Marc's best friends, Serge, has just bought a very expensive painting. It's about five feet by four, all white with white diagonal lines. To Marc, the painting is a joke, but Serge insists Marc doesn't have the proper standard to judge the work. Another friend, Ivan, though burdened by his own problems, allows himself to be pulled into this disagreement. Eager to please, Ivan tells Serge he likes the painting. Lines are drawn and these old friends square off over the canvas, using it as an excuse to relentlessly batter one another over various failures. As their arguments become less theoretical and more personal, they border on destroying their friendships. At the breaking point, Serge hands Marc a felt tip pen and dares him: "Go on." This is where the friendship is finally tested, and the aftermath of action, and its reaction, affirms the power of those bonds.
    Winner of the 1998 Tony Award for Best Play. Winner of the 1996 Olivier Award for Best Comedy. "…wildly funny, naughtily provocative…" —NY Post. "…a nonstop cross-fire of crackling language, serious issues of life and art expressed in outbursts that sound like Don Rickles with a degree from the Sorbonne…Reza is a fiendishly clever writer…'ART' sounds like a marriage of Molière and Woody Allen…" —Newsweek. "Anyone looking for a play that is funny, sophisticated, stylish, stimulating and moving should go to 'ART'." —Independent (London). "That such a simple plot can throw up such profound and meaty ideas about the rules that dictate art and friendship is a real treat. Reza and Hampton have an acute ear for the idiocies, trivia and petty assaults that pepper the conversation between friends…The real pleasures come from Reza's creation of three beautifully defined, original characters…" —The Mail (London). "In October I called it a minor classic. Let's change that to classic comedy, period." —London Times.
    Produced with special arrangements with Dramatist Play Service
  • 10/01/2021 6:30 pm - 10/01/2021 6:30 pm

    Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

    a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy

    Friday/Saturday dinner at 6:30, show at 8—-Sunday dinner at 12:30, show at 2!!!
    Adults $38, seniors $35,  PG 13 kids $28 cash or check only- sorry no credit cards

    So there’s this ALL CLASSES high school reunion in Sweetgum, Texas that’s being planned ——before they tear down the school!  The Verdeen cousins set the wheels in motion…. for what is invariably gonna be a lotta commotion!  All the prior Guacamole Queens wanna be chosen as the FOREVER  QUEEN!
    Gonna be so fun!!!!  Just a silly romp!

     

  • 10/03/2021 12:30 pm - 10/03/2021 12:30 pm

    Last Round-Up of the Guacamole Queens

    a Jones Hope Wooten Comedy

    Friday/Saturday dinner at 6:30, show at 8—-Sunday dinner at 12:30, show at 2!!!
    Adults $38, seniors $35,  PG 13 kids $28 cash or check only- sorry no credit cards

    So there’s this ALL CLASSES high school reunion in Sweetgum, Texas that’s being planned ——before they tear down the school!  The Verdeen cousins set the wheels in motion…. for what is invariably gonna be a lotta commotion!  All the prior Guacamole Queens wanna be chosen as the FOREVER  QUEEN!
    Gonna be so fun!!!!  Just a silly romp!