Thursday, January 3, 2019

TWO RIVER THEATER CONTINUES ITS 2018/19 SEASON WITH MICHAEL FRAYN’S “NOISES OFF”

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Noises OffNOISES OFF
by Michael Frayn
directed by Sarah Lapine

WHEN: Saturday, January 12 - Sunday, February 3, 2019. Opening: Friday, January 18, 2019 at 7pm
WHERE:
Two River’s Rechnitz Theater, 21 Bridge Ave., Red Bank
TICKETS: $40 to $70, with discounts available for groups, seniors, and U.S. military personnel, their families, and veterans. A limited number of $20 tickets are available for every performance; $20 tickets may be partial view. Tickets for patrons under 30 are $20 and include the best available seats at every performance. Tickets are available from tworivertheater.org or 732.345.1400.
Tickets are available from 732.345.1400 or tworivertheater.org. Two River’s 2018/19 Season Sponsor is Hackensack Meridian Health Riverview Medical Center.

The cast of Noises Off includes Kathleen Choe (Belinda Blair), Kimiye Corwin (Poppy Norton-Taylor), Michael Crane (Garry Lejeune) , Gopal Divan (Lloyd Dallas), Philip Goodwin (Selsdon Mowbray), Ellen Harvey (Dotty Otley), Adrianna Mitchell (Brooke Ashton), Jason O’Connell (Frederick Fellowes), and Phillip Taratula (Tim Allgood). 

The creative team includes scenic designer Charlie Corcoran, costume designer Valérie Thérèse Bart, lighting designer Ken Billington, sound designer Karin Graybash, and wigs designer Dave Bova. The movement consultant is Lorenzo Pisoni and the dialect coach is Ron Carlos. The casting is by Calleri Casting and the stage manager is Jane Pole.

Produced at Two River Theater 20 years ago in the company’s 5th Anniversary Season, Michael Frayn’s Noises Off belongs on any list of the funniest plays ever written. In this celebrated backstage farce-within-a-farce, mayhem ensues as a third-rate touring theater troupe rehearses and then performs the ill-fated Nothing On.

Screwball antics, sight gags, pratfalls, misplaced props, slamming doors and flying sardines all combine in this celebrated, flawless farce-within-a-farce. Sarna Lapine, whose credits include the acclaimed recent Broadway revival of Sunday in the Park with George with Jake Gyllenhaal, directs.

Audience Extras

  • Before Play and Lobby Display

Audiences will learn about Michael Frayn and Noises Off in Two River’s Before Play lecture series, which takes place 45 minutes prior to every performance, and Lobby Display.

  • Post-Play Conversations

Discussions with the cast and a member of Two River’s Artistic staff will take place on Wednesday, January 23 at 7pm; Sunday, January 27 at 3pm; and Wednesday, January 30 at 1pm.

Accessibility

Working with Google, Two River offers a virtual tour of its facility, which lives on Google Maps and tworivertheater.org. This virtual tour provides an additional level of support and benefit for patrons who use wheelchairs or require other assistance by allowing them to virtually come through the theater’s front doors and view the space in detail in advance of their visit.

An audio-described performance is scheduled for Wednesday, January 30 at 1pm, and an open-captioned performance is scheduled for Saturday, February 2 at 3pm. Tickets are available at a discounted rate of $25 for patrons using these services. To reserve wheelchair-accessible seating or tickets to a performance listed above, patrons should call 732.345.1400 or e-mail boxoffice@trtc.org.