With many show dates and the guarantee of absolute hilarity, “Noises Off” is looking to make a big splash at Taylor. For the cast of “Noises Off,” the end of the semester means that a truly entertaining show is just on the horizon.
“‘Noises Off’ is a play within a play,” junior and cast member Aidan Merck said. “ It’s about a theater company that is struggling to put on a show called ‘Nothing On’… But things keep going wrong.”
“Noises Off” is a play unlike any other. Cast members act as the cast, crew and characters in the fictional play ‘Nothing On.’ This play within a play format will be a fresh and fun experience for any who attend it.
“I think that this play is really unique,” senior and cast member Angie DeStefano said.
Within the multiple acts, the audience will watch the show devolve into fun-filled chaos, according to Merck.
“‘Noises Off’ is the funniest play I have ever read. It is so brilliantly written,” Merck said.
Although the show will be a blast for both the cast and the audience, it is hard work to put on.
“What’s been interesting about the play is that it’s a British comedy, so we’re using accents,” DeStefano said. “It’s been a lot of work.”
Merck and DeStefano explained that the accents and the prop work have been difficult. According to them both, due to the nature of the show, the cast is responsible for acting as characters and as the stage crew — moving props and set pieces on stage.
Despite the chaos, Merck and DeStefano have both enjoyed the process. The rehearsals and practices are pumping up the cast making them excited for the actual show.
“There is no point in the rehearsal process where we have not broken down in tears because the show is just so funny,” DeStefano said.
Because the cast themselves find the show hilarious, DeStefano highly encourages as many people as possible to watch “Noises Off.”
“The script and the story are just so inherently funny that any opportunity to see “Noises Off” is a good opportunity,” DeStefano said.
Showing from the weekends of April 28 to May 7, “Noises Off” is placed perfectly to keep the stress of the end of the year at bay.
“We are trying to give Taylor some space to set all the ‘stuff’ down and laugh.” said Tracy Manning, Co-Chair of the Department of Music Theater and Dance and director of “Noises Off.”
This space for students will be much needed and the laughter is promised to make Dead Week much more tolerable.
“I will 100% guarantee that you will laugh more than you’ve ever laughed at any play in your entire life,” Merck said. “That is a 100% guarantee.”