The Milton Players’ Theatre Group have made Noises Off the second play of their 2017- 18 Season. The comedy written by Michael Frayn is loosely based on the writer’s experiences watching a play from backstage, and all that goes on behind the scenes. “Noises Off ” is a term used to refer to noises from off-stage.
The play echoes the struggles of the actors of the company. One of Director Ryk Simpson’s highlights has been hearing the cast say things their character does. The laughter has stopped rehearsals. “In that sense, it captures the spirit of backstage chaos in a hilarious way”. It is said to be one of the most complex the Milton Theater Players has brought to the stage. Simpson says the cast and crew have risen to the occasion bringing their own personality to the characters.
Simpson promises a chance to “laugh until it hurts.” He plans to take the audience on a rollercoaster. “Once it starts, it just keeps picking up momentum. No matter where you look, you’ll find something fun or entertaining.” Sets, and props change frequently from on-stage to backstage giving the audience something to look at. Noises Off is the second play in the Milton Theater Players’ 2017-18 season. It’s playing at the First Ontario Centre for the Arts’ Milton from February 2-4, and 8-10. To buy tickets visit the website: www.miltonplayers.com or www.firstontarioartscentremilton.ca