October 5, 2017
Susan Goes, Executive Director, 541-942-8001
Cottage Theatre holds auditions November 5 for Noises Off
Cottage Grove, OR — Cottage Theatre will hold auditions for Noises Off, the first production of its 2018 season, on Sunday, November 5 at 1:00 pm. This farce-within-a-farce is written by Michael Frayn and will be directed by Tony Rust. A cast of 5 men and 4 women is needed. The play will run three for weekends February 2 - 18, 2018. Auditions will take place at Cottage Theatre, 700 Village Drive, Cottage Grove.
Called “the funniest farce ever written” by the New York Post, Noises Off portrays a manic menagerie of itinerant actors presenting a farce called Nothing’s On. With the players’ susceptibility to out-of-control egos, memory loss, and passionate affairs, every performance is a high-risk adventure. This play-within-a-play follows the touring troupe’s production through three stages: the disastrous technical rehearsal, a matinee a month later (as seen from backstage), and a performance towards the end of the debilitating ten-week run. On stage, it’s a whirlwind of slamming doors, missed cues, dropped lines, and dropped trousers. Backstage, it’s a chaotic maelstrom of love triangles and trampled egos, and there’s no one without an axe to grind . . . or swing. Brimming with slapstick humor — and flying sardines! — Noises Off is the quintessential backstage farce.
Interested actors should prepare a short comedic monologue and be prepared to read from the script. Additional audition details are available at www.cottagetheatre.org, or by calling Cottage Theatre at 541-942-8001.