Pictured: Julie Shaw
The Kansas City Repertory Theatre has announced the cast and design team for “Noises Off!,” running March 27-April 19 at the Spencer Theatre.
Directed by José Zayas, the production features Chioma Anyanwu (Belinda Blair), Phil Fiorini (Selsdon Mowbray), Josh Gleeson (Tim Allgood), Darren Kennedy (Frederick Fellowes), Amy O’Connor (Brooke Ashton), Elise Peohling (Poppy Norton-Taylor), Cody Proctor (Lloyd Dallas), Julie Shaw (Dotty Ottley), and Rusty Sneary (Gary LeJeune).
The creative team includes Production Stage Manager Mary R. Honour, Assistant Stage Manager Rachel M. Dyer, Set Designer Arnel Sancianco, Lighting Designer Amanda Zieve, and Sound Designer Cricket S. Myers
“Playwright Michael Frayn’s crowd-pleaser revels in the mayhem of an English theatrical troupe’s production gone horribly — and hysterically — wrong,” says Stuart Carden, artistic director. “The New York Times put it well when it declared that Noises Off! ‘voyages to the outer limits of hilarity.’ And London’s Guardian raved that it is ‘easily one of the funniest plays ever written.’ It has become a comedy classic because, just when audiences think Frayn’s play-within-a-play can’t possibly get any funnier, it does! We’re thrilled to bring it to KCRep audiences.”
“But Frayn undoubtedly is best known for Noises Off!, a farce that gives a behind-the-scenes look at a manic menagerie of itinerant actors as they rehearse a flop titled Nothing’s On,” says José Zayas, who directs the KCRep production. “It is as funny today as it was the first day it was published.”
“José’s direction, staging and flair for comic timing are bringing out the best from an already impressively talented cast and creative team,” adds Carden.
For tickets to and performance, information visit https://www.kcrep.org.