Theatre: ‘Noises Off’ Dec. 5-9

December 5, 2012 2:54 pm Theatre Program

The Theatre Program’s production of Michael Frayn’s Noises Off begins Wed., Dec. 5, at 3:30 p.m. in the Studio Theatre. Performances will continue Thurs.-Sat., at 8 p.m. and on Sunday, Dec. 9, at 3 p.m. Described as a play within a play, Noises Off is Frayn’s comedy about the goofs and gaffes that take place before the curtain call.

Noises Off premiered in 1982 at the Lyric Theatre, in Hammersmith, London, where it ran for four years. The play focuses on the world behind the scenes of a play within a play, where we a meet a dysfunctional cast and their promiscuous director. Performances over the years have earned the comedy the Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy, and the Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Ensemble.

Michael Frayn was born in London, where he began his career as a columnist, novelist and playwright. His writing is best known for its philosophical satire. Frayn was previously nominated for three Tony Awards for Best Play including Noises off (1984), Benefactors (1986), and Copenhagen, which won the Tony in 2000.

George Heslin, artistic director and founder of Origin Theater Company, is the production’s director. Born in Limerick, Ireland, Heslin has performed in nearly 250 theatres worldwide, along an widespread career in producing and directing.

Admission is free for Lehman students with valid ID; $8 for students with valid CUNY ID; and $10 for general admission. For more information, log onto www.lehmantheatredance.org, or dial 718-960-7838.