|The City Theatre Company
|3823 Airport Blvd. Suite D, 78722 512-524-2870 email@example.com
|The City Theatre is the city's theater, a world class performing arts venue established for Austin directors, designers
and performers who have one goal: the continued excellence in stage performances and the desire to bring that quality,
committment, and service to the central Texas theatrical community.
|Michael Frayn’s uproarious comedy
about putting on a comedy
|If comedies are your favorite choice of theatre entertainment, then look no further! City
Theatre Austin is excited to continue its 2018 season with Michael Frayn’s madcap
stage show Noises Off, hailed by critics as the funniest farce ever written.
Starring Robyn Conner, Brent Rose, Stacy Trammell
Kevin Anderson, Susanna Hill, Darren Scharf
Sean Hennigan, Web Jerome, and Mike DiChello.
Directed by guest director J. Kevin Smith
Am I in Spain? No, I'm not in Spain, dear, I'm in agony, that's where I am!"
– Dotty, Noises Off
With rollicking wildness centering on a second-rate theatrical troupe, the “show within a
show” combines classic slapstick, British naughtiness, and non-stop humor from a
manic menagerie of performers rehearsing a flop with a doomed opening night. Doors
slamming, mischief onstage and off, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this
comic play with one of the cleverest set design challenges ever written for the stage.
Not to be missed!
“I haven't come to the theater to hear about other people's problems. I've come
to be taken out of myself, and, preferably, not put back again.” ― Michael Frayn
British born playwright and novelist Michael Frayn began his career as a journalist on
the Guardian and the Observer. A wide-ranging and prolific author, Frayn has written
numerous novels, plays, and documentary films. His seventeen plays range from
Noises Off, chosen as one of the nation's three favorite plays, to Democracy, a Critics
Circle Award winner, and Copenhagen, which won the 1998 Evening Standard Award
for Best Play and the 2000 Tony Award and Drama Desk Award for Best Play. He has
been honored with a Laurence Olivier Award, an Outer Critics Award, and in 2002, his
novel Spies was named New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year.
The Critics on Noises Off:
"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a
comedy. - The New York Times
"Bumper car brilliance…” - New York Daily News
"The funniest farce ever written!” - New York Post
"As side-splitting a farce as I have seen. Ever? Ever."
- New York Magazine
SHOW INFORMATION AT A GLANCE
Noises Off by Michael Frayn
February 16 – March 11. Thursday - Saturday 8:00 pm. Sunday 3:00 pm.
The City Theatre 3823 Airport Blvd. Austin 78722.
General Seating $15. Front/2nd Row Reserved $20-25. Thursday all seats $10.
Tickets at the door $20. Group and student discounts.
Tickets 512-524-2870 or firstname.lastname@example.org