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Backstage antics take center stage!
by Brian Robertson
North Frontenac Little Theatre is at it again. Since September the cast and crew have been meeting regularly at their new rehearsal hall in Tichborne. The play, Noises Off, is written by Michael Frayn. Considered by many in the industry to be one of the most technically difficult plays to perform, it is also considered to be one of the most hilarious and witty comedies ever written.
Sir Paul McCartney, in the title cut from his most recent album, sings "There's a fine line between chaos and creation". Local theatre goers will be hard pressed to find any semblance whatsoever of a "fine line", as they witness the actors go about deliberately creating pure unadulterated chaos .
Noises Off is a masterfully woven play within a play format which takes a lighthearted look at the British bedroom farce and a fast paced romp around the antics backstage. On top of that, the whole set turns around 180 degrees in Act ll, so the audience watches everything from backstage.
Performances will be held at the Sharbot Lake High School gym, and the dates are Thursday, November 23rd, Friday, the 24th, Saturday Dinner Theatre on the 25th and a Sunday Matinee on November 26th. Check the website for more information at www.nflt.caOther Stories this Week View RSS feed