FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
LAMB’S Media Contact: Chris Turner
Lamb’s Players Theatre announces its hit production of NOISES OFF, what the New York Post calls “THE FUNNIEST FARCE EVER WRITTEN!” will run thru May 20th.
Robert Smyth, the company’s Producing Artistic Director also directs the production: “In NOISES OFF, playwright Michael Frayn takes us back to England in 1976. During the 60s & 70s dozens of touring companies brought live theatre to communities large and small across the country. The two most popular types of show were Shakespeare and what was known as the British Bedroom Farce, a low comedy genre that involved a lot of doors and actors.”
“In 1982 Frayn wrote a satire of the genre, and wound up taking Farce to a whole new level, while poking affection fun at touring, the theatre, and its inhabitants - actor, crew, director and playwright.
“I was delighted to be able pull together a terrific cast of LAMB’S Company
Members and Associate Artists, and to have Jordan Miller on board as our
movement and fight choreographer. Our veteran team of designers do their normal stellar work. The biggest challenge was thrown to scenic designer Mike Buckley, who we asked to give us a set that rotated 180º, in a theatre (LAMB’S) that has no backstage!
In 1970 the playwright was asked to write a one-act farce for Lynn Redgrave that involved she and one other actor playing multiple characters, going through multiple doors and making multiple costume changes. One day as he watched from behind the scenes it struck him that the show was even funnier seen from backstage. He would put that memory to good use a dozen years later in Act 2 of NOISES OFF.”
Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Directed by Robert Smyth
Assistant Director/ Fight Choreographer Jordan Miller
Set Design Michael Buckley
Lighting Design Nate Peirson
Costume Design Jeanne Reith
Stage Manager Heather Brose
Properties Design Rachel Hengst
Sound Design Deborah Gilmour Smyth
Thru May 20
Wed & Thu 7:30 / Fri 8 / Sat 4 & 8/ Sun 2
Lamb’s Players Theatre
1142 Orange Avenue, Coronado
Tickets range from $24 to $68, depending on the seating section and the day of the week.
Discounts are available for Seniors (66+) and Veterans.
Half-price tickets are available for Youth (ages 5 – 17), Young Adults (18 – 34) & Active Duty Military.
LAMB’S has presented a calendar-year Season year-round, since it opened its first resident stage in 1978, an intimate theatre-in-the-round in National City. The company spent 17 Season there, steadily building a growing county-wide audience. LAMB’S became the region’s third largest theatre company (after the Old Globe and the La Jolla Playhouse) following the move of its resident theatre to Coronado in 1994.
Robert Smyth, joined Lamb’s Players in 1976 to start the group’s resident theatre work, and became the organization’s Producing Artistic Director in 1985.
More information and tickets are available online at www.lambsplayers.org or thru the LAMB’S Box Office – 619.437.6000 (Tue – Sat, noon to 7)