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Hilarious Farce, Noises Off Coming to Broome April 12 & 13

April 12 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

SUNY Broome Theater Club Presents: Michael Frayn's Noises Off

THE SUNY-Broome Theater Club will be presenting Michael Frayn’s comic masterpiece Noises Off! on April 12 and 13, 2024.

Plot summary: It’s the night before the Nothing On tour opens, and the cast is far from ready. Instead of rehearsing the madcap, bawdy farce they are supposed to be putting on, they can barely make it through one act. They fumble their props, break character, lose contact lenses, forget lines, and vex their exasperated director and hapless, exhausted stage managers. The web of personal relationships among the actors and the production staff complicates matters even more. A month later, the tour is in full swing. But things have seriously (comically) deteriorated. We are now watching the largely silent action from backstage while the show goes on—after a fashion—on the other side of the set. The cast and crew are in chaos, dealing with suspected infidelity, a secret pregnancy, and an ongoing drinking problem they are doing their best to thwart. Another month passes, and the show is staggering to its close. We are back in the audience, watching the show descend into confusion. As the backstage drama takes over the onstage action, the play comes to a hilarious and unexpectedly logical end.

The SUNY-Broome Theater Club was formed in Fall 2022. Previous productions have been: A Night of One-Acts (including the work of two young playwrights), (Fall 2022), 12 Incompetent Jurors (Spring 2023), and William Shakespeare’s As You Like It (Fall 2023).

Noises Off is directed by K. Groats and I. Sepulveda Kiefer.

Cast (in alphabetical order): C. Cole, C. Ely, L. Harley, D. Heier, J. Holleran, E. Milk, A. Kuklis, M. Larsen, B. Toussaint.

Noises Off! will be at the Angelo Zuccolo Little Theater on the SUNY-Broome Community College campus. Shows are Friday, April 12 and Saturday April 13 at 7 p.m.

Tickets are $10 for the general public, $5 for seniors, the military, and students, and free for SUNY-Broome students. Available at the door.

WHAT: Michael Frayn’s 1982 farce Noises Off!
WHO: SUNY-Broome Theater Club
WHERE: Angelo Zuccolo Little Theater, SUNY-Broome Community College, Upper Front Street, Binghamton, NY
WHEN: Friday, April 12 and Saturday, April 13 at 7pm.
HOW MUCH: General Public, $10; Seniors/Military/Non-Broome Students, $5; SUNY-Broome Students free.

Presented with the permission of Concord Theatricals, Inc.

Funding provided by the SUNY-Broome Student Assembly and Student Activities Office.

Noises Off (pdf)

Submitted by: Mary Donnelly