Theater/Dance/Performance Art

Noises Off

When: Fri., June 29, 8 p.m., Sat., June 30, 8 p.m., Sun., July 1, 2:30 p.m., Tue., July 3, 7 p.m., Thu., July 5, 7:30 p.m., Fri., July 6, 8 p.m. and Sat., July 7, 8 p.m. 2012

Playwright Michael Frayn's Noises Off is an iffy stage production. Its multiple plot lines make for a confusing, hard-to-pull-off show. That's not to say that the comedy — when done right — can't be entertaining. It's funny, so kudos to CPCC's Summer Theatre for its bravery in staging the high-maintenance play-within-a-play. For those unfamiliar, the plot follows a theater troupe and its error-filled rehearsals prior to the premiere of "Noises On" — a theatrical number with pantless gals and guys opening and closing doors. Don't go worrying about repetitiveness though. As the disarray in the acts increases, the root of the chaos — a backstage drama involving anger, jealousy, wooing and sardines (yep, the fishies) — is revealed.

Anita Overcash

Price: $18-$22

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