Noises Off

Critics

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Reviews: 5

Audience

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Reviews: 0

ANW's most requested production is back: Your favorite Resident Artists, along with some new faces, are ready to rein in the chaos of this joyfully out-of-control British farce about the auspiciously titled play-within-a-play Nothing On. Step behind the curtain and meet the under-rehearsed and over-worked cast and crew with a penchant for drama more personal than professional. As the production progresses, the bumbling cast brings down the house—literally!

Reviews

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The enduring popularity of this production, once again co-directed by the wife-husband team of Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, lies in its spot-on performances, surgically-precise slapstick and ingenious deconstruction of the conventions of farce even as it faithfully executes them — from slamming doors to bawdy double-entendres... Watching once again from the house perspective as the hapless troupe's final performance completely unravels, it finally dawned on me that far from being a mere entertaining diversion, "Noises Off" is the living embodiment of thermodynamic entropy in action.

sweet - Philip Brandes - Los Angeles Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Following the dramatic fireworks of A Raisin In The Sun and Henry V, Michael Frayn's Noises Off will have you laughing from lights up curtain calls and beyond. It's the perfect cure for the springtime blues.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

A Noise Within most successfully revives their 2011 audience favorite, Michael Frayn's 1982 NOISES OFF. Co-directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott sure-handedly lead their comically gifted cast through a fast moving two-hour-forty-minute romp of the most expert props handling, laser sharp comic timing and funny, naturalistic, three-dimensional characters. Time just whizzes up with this guffaw-inducing cast oft times making their entrances and exits through the seated audience.

sweet - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

.....An American company intent on staging this piece needs three essential elements: an ensemble with a mastery of British accents, an understanding of the British sensibility (there's an embedded irony that Americans lack), and impeccable timing. All of the above are in scant supply in A Noise Within's current production.

sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

If you have never seen Noises Off, don't miss this chance to see it done to perfection by the talents of A Noise Within. If you have seen it, don't miss this chance to see it again. Laugh and have a sardine.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review


Avatar

The enduring popularity of this production, once again co-directed by the wife-husband team of Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott, lies in its spot-on performances, surgically-precise slapstick and ingenious deconstruction of the conventions of farce even as it faithfully executes them — from slamming doors to bawdy double-entendres... Watching once again from the house perspective as the hapless troupe's final performance completely unravels, it finally dawned on me that far from being a mere entertaining diversion, "Noises Off" is the living embodiment of thermodynamic entropy in action.

sweet - Philip Brandes - Los Angeles Times - ...read full review


Steven Stanley

Following the dramatic fireworks of A Raisin In The Sun and Henry V, Michael Frayn's Noises Off will have you laughing from lights up curtain calls and beyond. It's the perfect cure for the springtime blues.

sweet - Steven Stanley - Stage Scene LA - ...read full review


Gil Kaan

A Noise Within most successfully revives their 2011 audience favorite, Michael Frayn's 1982 NOISES OFF. Co-directors Julia Rodriguez-Elliott and Geoff Elliott sure-handedly lead their comically gifted cast through a fast moving two-hour-forty-minute romp of the most expert props handling, laser sharp comic timing and funny, naturalistic, three-dimensional characters. Time just whizzes up with this guffaw-inducing cast oft times making their entrances and exits through the seated audience.

sweet - Gil Kaan - BroadwayWorld.com - ...read full review


Deborah Klugman

.....An American company intent on staging this piece needs three essential elements: an ensemble with a mastery of British accents, an understanding of the British sensibility (there's an embedded irony that Americans lack), and impeccable timing. All of the above are in scant supply in A Noise Within's current production.

sour - Deborah Klugman - StageRaw - ...read full review


Rob Stevens

If you have never seen Noises Off, don't miss this chance to see it done to perfection by the talents of A Noise Within. If you have seen it, don't miss this chance to see it again. Laugh and have a sardine.

sweet - Rob Stevens - Haines His Way - ...read full review