"Noises Off"

By Michael Frayn

Directed by Norman McPhee

Arguably the funniest farce ever written, "Noises Off" is a play within a play, following at lightning speed the on- and off-stage antics of mediocre actors touring in a dreadful play called "Nothing On." See them stumble from dress rehearsal to a messy opening night to a final disastrous performance, when the backstage farce can no longer be kept separate from the one on stage.

Produced by Racine Theatre Guild at Racine Theatre Guild Auditorium, 2519 Northwestern Ave., Racine

Performances: September 14-30, 2012

Performance Times: Fri. & Sat. 7:30 pm, Sun. 2 pm; also 2 pm on 9/22, 7 pm on 9/23, 7 pm on 9/27, 4 pm on 9/29.

Ticket Prices: $11-17

Call 262-633-4218 for reservations or more information.

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Auditions will be held on the following days:


“Noises Off” has excellent roles for five men, ages 20’s to 70’s, and four women, ages 20’s to 50’s. The show is very physically demanding, so all performers must be in reasonably good health. The male roles are Lloyd Dallas, the director, age 50-70; Garry Lejeune, leading actor, age 30-45; Frederick Fellowes, actor, age 40-50; Selsdon Mowbray, older character actor, age 50-70; and Tim Allgood, stage manager, age 25-40. The female roles are Dotty Otley, leading actress, age 40-50; Brooke Ashton, attractive young actress, age 20-30; Belinda Blair, actress, age 30-40; and Poppy Norton-Taylor, assistant stage manager, age 20-30.

Auditions consist of cold readings. Scripts are available in advance and may be checked out of the box office with payment of a refundable deposit.

To audition, report at 7 p.m. on either Monday, June 4, or Tuesday, June 5, to the Racine Theatre Guild, a nonprofit community (amateur) theatre. Appointments are not being taken.