The physically demanding farce “Noises Off” opens June 4.

AUBURN – Celeste Philippon and Christopher Scott, co-directors for Community Little Theatre’s “Noises Off,” have announced the cast and crew for the English comedy by Michael Frayn being presented June 4-13 at the Great Falls Performing Arts Center on Academy Street.

“Noises Off” actually is two plays, played simultaneously – a traditional sex farce, “Nothing On” and the backstage farce that develops during “Nothing On’s” final rehearsal and tour.

This funny farce-within-a-farce takes audiences behind the scenes of a third-rate acting troupe’s latest play. It has a lot of comedic chaos: doors opening and closing, actors stampeding in and out, split-second timing, lots of confusion, voices rising, trousers falling.

The directors said they’re pleased that a few newcomers have been added to the little theater’s family of performers. The roles being played are “double” roles, so the first name listed is the character’s “real life” name and the name in the parentheses is the role in “Nothing On.”

Pat Phillips will play Dotty Otley (Mrs. Clackett) an experienced, but past her prime actress. Jason Pelletier will play Lloyd Dallas (director) the director extraordinaire. Gregory Charette will be Garry Lejeune (Roger), the actor-newcomer, a very physically demanding role.

Kristin Boucher will play Brooke Ashton (Vicki) a “ditz” who spends most of the play in a teddy. Caitlin Watson will be Poppy Norton-Taylor (assistant stage manager) who tries desperately to keep the show from falling apart.

Brad Kutulas will play Frederick Fellowes (Philip) a leading man type. Luisa Scott will play Belinda Blair (Flavia), a seasoned actress and equally seasoned busybody.

Ryan Wilson II will be Tim Allgood (stage manager) who tries to keep the show together. Dorian “Doz” Vincent will play Selsdon Mowbray (burglar) a washed-up Shakespearean actor.

The production crew includes: Doreen Traynor, producer; Brigitte Laliberte, stage manager, assisted by Josie Baum; Richard Martin, light design, assisted by Susan Gardner; Scott Powers, props; Penny Appleby, costumes; Marc Bissonnette, sound design; Dee Pratt, sound operator; and Rachel Morin, publicist.

Poster design is by Kristin Boucher and the playbill is by Luisa Scott.

Tickets are $13 and $11 for seniors and full-time students. Reservations may be made by calling the box office, 783-0958, or online at laclt.com. Curtain is at 8 p.m. and 2 p.m. for Sunday matinees.


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