Noises Off by Michael Frayn - our fall 2021 production
Sept. 24-26, Oct. 1-3, & Oct. 8-10
The Valley Players' fall 2021 production will be Noises Off – often described as “a play within a play, a farce within a farce” by Michael Frayn. The show is directed by Joanne Puente.
In the play, the cast is a touring company rehearsing for a British farce called “Nothing On” (British accents are not required). It is the night before the first show opens after only 2 weeks of rehearsal. The show involves lots of slamming doors and plates of sardines as well as romantic relationships both on and off stage. Act I ends when the cast finishes rehearsing Act I of “Nothing On”. Act II is four weeks later and relationships (both friendly and romantic) are beginning to change and get frazzled. This act is Act I of “Nothing On” as seen from backstage - more slamming doors and sardines as well as bouquets of flowers and costume mishaps. Act III is four weeks later – Act I of “Nothing On” as seen again from the audience point of view. Total mayhem!
Dotty Otley/Mrs. Crackett – Margaret Albee (Montpelier)
Lloyd Dallas, the Director – Neil Nussbaum (Moretown)
Garry Lejeune/Roger Tramplemain – Aric Brown (Middlesex)
Brooke Ashton/Vicki – Shannon Adams (Warren)
Frederick Fellowes/Philip Brent – Paul Cavaliere (Montpelier)
Belinda Blair/Flavia Brent – Rachel Smith (Shelburne)
Selsdon Mawbray/The Burglar – Susan Loynd (Fayston)
Tim Allgood, the Stage Manager – Samuel Puddicombe (Waterbury)
Poppy Norton-Taylor, the Assistant Stage Manager – Katie O’Brien (Fayston)
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