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Xavier Players stage 'Noises Off' Oct. 19-22 in Gallagher Student Center theater

Comedy follows antics of inept acting troupe as it stumbles from dress rehearsal to closing night


Xavier Players are staging “Noises Off” by Michael Frayn Oct. 19-22 at the Gallagher Theater. Performances are at 7:30 p.m. each evening. There is also a 1:00 p.m. performance on Saturday, Oct. 21.

“Noises Off” is a comedy that follows the on- and off-stage antics of an inept acting troupe as it stumbles from a bumbling dress rehearsal to a disastrous closing night. Everything that can go wrong does, as actors desperately try to hang onto their lines, their performances and the furniture. The play was made into a film in 1992 starring Carol Burnett and Michael Caine.

The production is being directed by performing arts director Cathy Springfield and includes a 30-foot turntable, which the Players borrowed from the University of Cincinnati’s College-Conservatory of Music. The turntable supports a two-story set, allowing the audience to see the behind-the-scenes antics.

Tickets are $5 for students and seniors, $15 for adults. For more information call the box office at 513 745-3939.