Noises Off Opens at the St. Michaels Middle High School

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With the slamming of doors, and the spilling of oysters, the St. Michaels Middle High School Drama Club opened its fall play of Noises Off. Noises Off is a classic British Farce. The play, written by the English playwright, Michael Frayn, tells the story of a group of actors putting on a play. It is a classic “play within a play” show and the laughs come often as the play moves from pre-opening night dress (or is it tech?) rehearsal to the last show of the tour. The original Broadway production was nominated for four Tony’s including Best Play as was the 2015 revival.

The set is gorgeous and cleverly moves from front stage to back stage right in front of the audience.

It is a complex show with actors entering and exiting throughout the many doors. It requires a great deal of precise timing – but the actors nail it.

And it is funny. The laughs start in the first minute of the show and don’t stop until the final curtain. If you don’t laugh out loud when the plate of oysters is dumped on …. ; well, no spoilers, you will just have to come and see it.

So give yourself a break from waterfowl and come to the St. Michaels Middle High school auditorium for an evening of classic British farce and laughter.

The show runs tonight and Friday and Saturday next weekend with the curtain rising at 7:00 pm. Tickets are available at the door.

(And of course, oysters at a “buck a shuck” will be available at intermission; please do not throw them at each other)

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