"Noises Off"

Presented by: The Department of Theatre and Dance

November 17-19, 2022
7:30 p.m.

November 19-20, 2022
2 p.m.

Drama Theatre
UB Center for the Arts

Adult: $20 + $2 CFA Fee
Student/Senior: $10 + $2 CFA Fee

Special Thanks to our 2022-2023 Season Sponsors:

Fox Run at Orchard Park

drawing of a fish swimming through an open doorway.

"Noises Off"

By Michael Frayn

is presented by arrangement with Concord Theatricals on behalf of Samuel French, Inc.

Called “the funniest farce ever written,” Noises Off, by Michael Frayn, presents a manic menagerie of itinerant actors rehearsing a flop called Nothing’s On. Doors slamming, on and offstage intrigue, and an errant herring all figure in the plot of this hilarious and classically comic play, directed by beloved veteran Buffalo instructor / actor Greg Natale.

Noises Off opened at the Brooks Atkinson Theatre in New York City on December 11, 1983, under the direction of Michael Blakemore. Among its accolades it was awarded the 1982 Olivier Award and 1982 London Evening Standard Away for Best Play and Best Comedy, respectively. Noises Off also received a Best Play nomination at the 1984 Tony and Drama Desk Awards.

"The most dexterously realized comedy ever about putting on a comedy. A spectacularly funny, peerless backstage farce. This dizzy, well-known romp is festival of delirium." - The New York Times

Michael Frayn was born in London in 1933. He began his career as a reporter for the Guardian and later the Observer. After leaving the Observer he continued to write as a columnist as well as publishing novels and plays for television and stage. His plays for stage include: CopenhagenAfter LifeThe Two of UsAlphabetical OrderDonkeys’ YearsCloudsBalmoral (Liberty Hall), Make and BreakNoises OffBenefactorsAlarms and ExcursionsLook LookHere and Make and Break.