"Noises Off" by Michael Frayn
Nov. 3 - 18
Fri. & Sat. at 8PM on Nov. 3, 4, 10, 11, 17, 18
and Sun., Nov. 12 at 2PM
directed by Scott R. Brill
produced by Lou Okell
Free preview for senior citizens on Thurs., Nov. 2 at 8PM
Priscilla Squiers, Matt Austin, Duane Lanham,Anya Caravella, Jody Cohen Bayer, Kate Valiska, Tony Bosco-Schmidt, Ron Malyszka, and Eli Patton
Winner! The 1982 Laurence Olivier Award for Best Play
Winner! The 1982 London Evening Standard Award for Best Comedy
Nominee - 1984 Tony Award for Best Play
Nominee - 1984 Drama Desk Award for Best Play
Called the funniest farce ever written, Noises Off presents a manic menagerie as a cast 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.
"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
Scott R. Brill (Director) received his Masters Degree in Theatre Directing from Emerson College in Boston and is an Associate Member of the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society. For Brookfield, Scott previously directed the play, As Bees in Honey Drown. His numerous directing credits for other area theatres include: Barefoot in the Park, Da, What the Butler Saw, ART, Vanities, The Musical Comedy Murders of 1940 and Rumors (Westport Community Theatre), Rumors (Ridgefield Theater Barn), The Importance of Being Earnest and Lend Me a Tenor (Center Stage Theatre), Blithe Spirit, A Grand Night for Singing (New Canaan Town Players); Our Town, Rumors, A Thurber Carnival, Steel Magnolias(Darien Players); Blithe Spirit, The Sisters Rosensweig, The Real Thing (Wilton Playshop); GYPSY, South Pacific (Musicals at Richter), Blithe Spirit and The Actors Nightmare (Eastbound Theatre). As an actor, Scotts roles include his critically acclaimed performance as Crumpet the Elf in The SantaLand Diaries (Playhouse on the Green); Allan Felix in Play It Again, Sam (for which he won the Square One Theatre Subscribers Award for Outstanding Actor); Rupert Cadell in Rope (Eastbound Theatre); Ko-Ko in The Mikado (Musicals at Richter, Troupers Light Opera Company); The Duke in Big River, Banjo in The Man Who Came to Dinner, Marley in A Christmas Carol (Center Stage Theatre), Antony Wilding in Enchanted April (New Canaan Town Players); Gonzalo in The Tempest, Hortensio in Taming of the Shrew (Putney Players); Wes Hurley in Fifth of July, Lloyd Dallas in Noises Off, Jesus in Godspell (Wilton Playshop) and Samuel in The Pirates of Penzance (CT Gilbert &; Sullivan Society). An avid crossword puzzle solver and trivia hound, Scott was a contestant on Jeopardy! Scott is the Circulation Supervisor at the Huntington Branch Library and Treasurer of the Connecticut Library Association. He lives in Westport with his husband, Kevin and their five adopted rescue cats.
"Noises Off" is presented by special arrangement with Samuel French, Inc.
The Brookfield Theatre for the Arts (View)
184 Whisconier Road
Brookfield, CT 06804
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Dog Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|