Aired on KSDS-FM on 4/27/18
RUN DATES: 4/6/18 - 5/20/18
VENUE: Lamb's Players Theatre
“Noises Off” has “Nothing On.”
That is to say, the wild and wacky 1982 farce by Michael Frayn, “Noises Off,” has a play within the play called “Nothing On.” Both are equally ludicrous. Together, they’re hilarious.
We start out at a rehearsal for the cheesy comedy being performed by a 3rd-rate English theater company that tours to far-flung holes-in-the-wall. It’s the night before opening, and everything Read More →
Posted at TimesofSanDiego.com on 7/17/17
RUN DATES: 7/12/17 - 8/6/17
VENUE: North Coast Repertory Theatre
“Comparisons are odorous,” Shakespeare’s malaprop-spewing Dogberry famously declaimed.
Comparing Nagle Jackson’s 1978 trifle, “At This Evening’s Performance,” to Michael Frayn’s hilarious and brilliant “Noises Off” (as occurred in some promotional material) is both odorous and odious.
(For the record, Frayn’s farce premiered after Jackson’s, in 1982, but he wrote an earlier, one-act version in 1977).
The only thing these two theater works have in Read More →