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  • Alex Mckay

Noises Off in Tesoro's Theater

Tesoro’s theater art’s latest play, Noises Off, is a must see performance that is sure to leave its audience laughing. Performed on Jan. 25, 26 and 27, tickets can be found under the Tesoro’s Theater Art’s Instagram account and are sold at 15 dollars for General and 12 dollars for Matinee.

Noises Off is a 1982 farce written by English playwright Michael Frayn. Frayn originally derived the idea for the comedy while watching another one of his own plays in 1970.  He believed that the comedy was funnier from behind than in front, and so, eventually, he made a play from behind.

A fast-paced slapstick comedy, the play features an ensemble of actors putting on a play of their own called Nothing On. In this performance, nothing seems to go right for the actors and crew as they attempt to put on their show allowing for drama and satire to ensue.

Rehearsing since November, Noises Off required the full effort of Tesoro’s theater arts program, including senior Titan Charlie Baytieh who is working backstage on props to ensure the play performs smoothly. 

Baytieh believes the play to be extremely amusing, claiming “there is lots of drama and funny bits that are super enjoyable.”

Senior lead Maceo Vadas emphasizes just how laborious the production of the play was as he says,“our stagecraft students worked super hard on building this set all by themselves and watching it turn around is always a really cool thing to see.”

Vadas plays the role of Garry Lejune, a hot headed actor within the play of Nothing On, showcasing the diversity and talent of the theater arts program.

Baytieh says, “this play is super unique because the set flips twice, as to show the backstage perspective of the show!”


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